Aphros Loureiro Reserva 2014

Tasting Notes: Crystaline, straw color with citrus reflections, showing fine and persistente bubbles. Complex aroma, where citrus fruits are combined with nuts and “brioche”. In the mouth a subtle honeyed sweetness is involved with aging aromas. A creamy foam blends with the acidity enhancing a refreshing structure.

Gastronomic suggestions: Oysters, crustaceans, gently flavored white fish, cream and spicy dishes, sushi.

 

Producer: Vasco Croft
Casal do Paço Padreiro – Soc. Vitivinícola, Lda.
Oenologues: Pedro Bravo / José Carvalheira
Region: Vinho Verde DOC – Sub-Region of Lima
Variety: Loureiro 100%
Exposition: South
Area: ± 20 ha
Production / HA: ± 4.000 litros / ha
Harvest Date: 10 September to 15 September
Alcohol: 12,00 % Vol
Residual sugar: 5,50 g / dm3
Total acidity: 8,10 g (Tartaric Acid) / dm3
pH: 3,02
Total sulfur dioxide: 61 mg/l
Vinification: Maceration with skins / Pressing / Decantation in inox vats / Fermentation between 14 to 16º C / Aging “sur lies” for 4 months / 2nd fermentation in bottle / Dégorgement after 16 months – Classic Method.
Production 4.250 liters ≈ 5.666 bottles
Bottle per box: 6
Boxes per layer: 12 or 14 boxes
Boxes per palette: 96 or 112 boxes
Best served: 10 to 12 ºC