Project Description

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Encosta do Xisto – Vinhão 2012

DOC – Vinho Verde
Full-bodied and lingering finish, ripe forest fruit notes, complex, long finish, a very fresh and young wine.

Classification: Vinho Regional Minho
Varietal Content: Vinho Regional Minho / Vinhão – Selected harvest
Varietal origin: Encosta do Xisto Vinhão 2012
Producer: Vasco Faria, S.A.

Total Acidity: 9,2 g/dm3
Final pH: 3,24
Residual Sugars: 2,5 g/dm3
Alcohol contents: 10,5 % Vol.

Origin of Grapes
Harvest year: 2012
Grape variety: Vinhão
Vineyards: Quinta de Cutiães e Quinta de Freixieiro, Subregion of Ave
Name: Encosta do Xisto
Type of Soil: Granitic sandy loam soil.
Climate: Mediterranean type, with a strong Atlantic influence

Date: Beginning of October 2012
Method: Traditional hand-picking

Fermentation: In a traditional granite wine press.
Aging: On lees in stainless steel vats
Hue: Purplish red.
Nose: Young to red fruits, raspberries and strawberries notes.
Flavour: Full-bodied and lingering finish, loads of ripe forest fruit notes, complex, long finish, a very fresh young wine.

Launched: January 2013
Recommended drinking temperature: 12/14 ° C
Production yields: 28.000 bottles
Bottling: Vasco Faria, S.A