ARINTO BUCELAS 2016
This wine is made with Arinto grapes from two small vineyards. A lowland vineyard in a very cool area with deep claylimestone soils and another located on a more chalky and sunny hillside. It is a rawand uncompromising approach to the unique “terroir” of this region that revisits artisan winemaking techniques, naked of technology and in search of the purest expression of the “Arinto de Becelas”.
THE 2016 VINTAGE
The spring of 2016 was quite cold and rainy. The summer was generally dry and hot but in this region the night humidity is always very high, allowing balanced ripening, always qith great level of freshness and acidity. These grapes were harvested manually on september 10 and the result is a wine full of elegance and texture.
REGION: D.O.C. BUCELAS
VARIETY: ARINTO (100%)
N° BOTTLES: 3500
PRODUCER: C20 – MIRA DO Ó
CLIMATE: Mediterranean with high Atlantic influence. Cold, windy and moist autumn and winter. Warm spring and hot summer, with cool and wet nights.
SOIL: Limestone clay.
WINEMAKING: Slow pressing with stems and long fermentation of 80% in tank an 20% in used oak barrels.
MATURATION: 10 months on the fermentation lees. Bottled in July 2017 and aging in the bottle ever since.
Total acidity: 7 g/l
Volatile acidity: 0,50 g/l
Residual sugar: 2 g/l
Elegant and complex nose with mineral notes of chalk, white flowers, beeswax and citrus. Some suggestions of spices like nutmeg and coriander seed. Mouth of great structure, texture and freshness with very long acidity and elegant coating.
It has aging potential.
Drink at about 12ºC.