Vera 2020 Vinho Verde DOC
Item Number: 15454
Region: Vinho Verde
Sub Region: Basto
Appellation/AVA: Vinho Verde DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 60% Arinto / 30% Azal / 10% Loureiro
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Soil Type: Sandy loam, granite and schist
Elevation: 1,050 feet
Case Production: 4,000
Fruit Notes: Vera Vinho Verde is 100% estate produced and bottled. The fruit is sourced from 104 different plots, which helps to provide consistent quality vintage to vintage. Vines were planted in 1998.
Winemaking Notes: Harvest is entirely manual. Loureiro is picked first, Arinto is picked by mid-October and Azal sometimes going well into November. The grapes are destemmed and gently pressed. The juice settles for 48 hours before fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. Vera is filtered prior to bottling, which occurs in February.
Tasting Notes: Vera’s texture, bright acidity, and medium body make it a versatile pairing. It has very light carbonation and low residual sugar, which allows for a balanced wine and palate. Arinto brings bright acidity and aging potential. Azal is citric and fresh. Loureiro is aromatic and delicate. The result is a clean, lively wine with flavors of lime and ripe pink and yellow grapefruit.