Dona Paterna Alvarinho 2011
Grape varieties: Alvarinho (100%).
Region: D.O.C. – Vinho Verde
Colour: Pale lemon
Aroma: Pronounced youthful aromas of pine, lime, bay leaf. Lovely
minerality and stone fruits such as white peach and nectarine are evident.
Taste: The palate is vibrant, elegant and complex. The crisp yet
beautifully balanced acidity is immediately noticeable and this flows nicely
into a rich palate that shows lovely hints of greenness. The clear underlying
minerality and palate weight resulting from fine lees stirring post ferment add
to the complexity. The finish is long and engaging.
Vinification: Destemmed, crushed, pressed and settled. Between 12-24hour
skin contact in the press. Long cool fermentation. 20% aged in old French
barrels with regular fine lees stirring.