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ALVARINHO VILA NOVA 2020/21

£10.09

VINHO VERDE. Bright citrus aromas and a fresh, lively palate with ripe, limey flavours, textural stone fruit and an appealing softness.

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Description

Such a good alternative to Sauvignon Blanc without the grassy note. A perfect weight in the mouth, filled with quenching citrus fruit of lemons, limes and satsumas. A fresh, limey acidity, textural stone fruit really adds to this awesome white wine.

 

GRAPE Alvarinho CLOSURE Screwcap
REGION Vinho Verde VEGETARIAN Yes
VINTAGE 2020 VEGAN Yes
ABV 12.5% ORGANIC No

 

DRY    |________*_________|________|_________|     SWEET

LIGHT     |________*_________|________|_________|     FULL BODIED

NO OAK     *________|_________|________|_________|     OAKY

 

Additional information

Casa de Vila Nova

Casa de Vila Nova is owned by the Lencastre family, of aristocratic Portuguese lineage (one of their ancestors became the first Baron of Varzea do Douro in the 1800s). This land has been in their family since the 12th century – the ivy clad tower that still remains from that time is now surrounded by Vila Nova (new house) that was built in the 1700s, and the property was gradually extended over the centuries.The estate is near the town of Penafiel, close to the eastern border of Portugal's vinho verde wine region, around a 30 minute drive east from Oporto. In the late 1970s the family planted vines over 12 hectares – mainly local Portuguese varieties. In 2008 Bernardo Lencastre and his brothers took over the running of the property, revitalised the vineyards and began making vinho verde and bottling their own wines – the first generation to do so. They now have around 42 hectares of vineyard.Here, in the Entre-Douro-e-Minho sub-region of Sousa, their vineyards are influenced by winds from the Atlantic Ocean – creating the perfect climate to ripen varieties such as Avesso, Loureiro and Alvarinho.

Production

Casa de Vila Nova is located in the sub region of Sousa, the Vinho Verde Demarcated Region in the North of Portugal, the vinho verde lands are exposed to the Atlantic Ocean winds and influence. Soils, microclimate, grape varieties and the unique characteristics of the wine culture, distinguish it from all other wine regions of the world. The grapes are harvested by hand in 20 kg boxes that are quickly transported to the winery where the grapes are destemmed then a soft pressing takes place and fermentation in temperature controlled vats.

REGION/COUNTRY
VINHO VERDE, PORTUGAL

GRAPE
ALVARINHO 100%

WINEMAKER
ANTÓNIO SOUSA

APPELLATION
VINHO REGIONAL MINHO

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