White Wine | Vinho Verde DOC | 13.5% VOL
Singular is a wine made with grapes grown with sustainable farming practices, at Quinta de Santa Teresa, in Baião, and selected exclusively by the winemaker. It is an aromatic wine, produced with minimal intervention techniques. It is complex, full-bodied, with a long and pleasant taste.
The 2014 winter and the first quarter of 2015 had enough rainfall to replenish the soil. In the second and third quarters there was little precipitation. The temperatures were higher than the annual average for the region. Budburst appeared as usual followed by flowering. The moisture levels did not favour the development of diseases. Summer followed the trend of no rain, but maximum temperatures were below average. The dry and luminous weather of the second quarter, with acceptable moisture levels in the soil, put ahead the maturation of the varietals for about 3 weeks.
Between the 13th and 16th of September strong rainfall led to the suspension of the harvest. The dry and not excessively hot weather that followed allowed for the development of aromatic compounds well evident in the winemaking with grapes harvested after these dates. The harvest took place in September, anticipated due to an accentuated maturation with bunches of exceptional concentration of colour and flavour. 2015 will probably be a memorable year in the region. This was the first harvest to take place in the recently acquired Quinta de Santa Teresa.
A high quality white grape variety that leads to full bodied aromatic and flavorful Portuguese white wines. This varietal can result in wines with citrus and tree fruit aromas along with subtle hints of tropical fruit. Avesso has medium-sized bunches with large yellow and green berries. High-yielding and rustic, this grape is planted primarily in Baião, in the vinho verde region of Portugal.
Old vines are responsible for producing wines that express very well the local terroir, as their roots reach deeper depths, a greater diversity of soil layers and carry complex compounds to the leaves, bunches and grapes. The old vines give birth to grapes with a higher concentration of aromas, flavors and, consequently, more intense wines.