Quinta de Azevedo Azevedo
Clear and bright with young greenish tones. An expansive aroma, with notes of ripe mango, nectarine and hints of well-ripened citrus fruit. This fruitiness is also present on the palate, alongside a balanced acidity that provides great freshness, as well as balance. This wine has a harmonious, fruity finish.
70% Loureiro, 30% Alvarinho
The wine is vinified at Quinta de Azevedo, and undergoes gentle destemming on arrival to preserve the full character of the grapes. The must is channeled at controlled temperatures and protected from oxidation by inert gases. Soft pressing in a pneumatic press takes place with some pre-fermentation maceration. Alcoholic fermentation occurs between 60ºF-64ºF, using selected yeasts, primarily the native yeast QA23 .
Loureiro and Alvarinho are the classic grape varieties of the Vinho Verde region. Alvarinho is one of the greatest white wine varieties of Portugal, as well as one of the best of the world, and seeing tremendous growth as a category in the U.S.