Leira Seca, Melgaco. Vinho Verde 50% Trajadura 50% Alvarinho.
Manuel conducts the vine with unilateral cordon. The vines are nurtured on a low input, environmentally friendly basis.
Limiting systemic (insecticide, fungicide, etc). They continually perform leaf plucking during the summer to restrain the vigorous canopies from under ripening their crop. Treating the vines with cooper and sulphate, between 6 to 8 times during the growing season Picking is all by hand, with yields maintained below 10,000Kg
Their wine maker Fernando Moura is a very well regarded one, not only in Vinho Verde but in Portugal as a whole. Their working relationship spanning for nearly 20 years. They follow a classical White wine vinification with Little Intervention never altering he Alvarinho tipicity. With a lengthy fermentation (Up to 5 weeks) at different temperature controlled and yeasts by tank.
Appearance: Citrus straw colour, bright and clear, with greenish gleams.
Nose: Fruity character, with a floral touch and some nuances of citric fruits (lime and lemon),
Palate: Robust but elegant, with traces of tropical fruits and a crisp freshness that prolongs its aftertaste.
Pairing: Aperitif, with a light salad; lightly spiced Chicken BBQ