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Arca Nova Alvarinho 2012

GeneralWineryQuinta das Arcas
RegionVinho Verde
Town of productionSobrado
VarietalAlvarinho
Total production of the wine3,750 cases
Name of winemakerFernando Machado and Henrique Lopes
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine8 years
Yield2.4 tons per acre
Size of vineyard, hectares25 acres
Elevation above sea level490 feet
Inclination of vineyard5 degrees south
Soil compositionschist and slate
Irrigationyes
HarvestHarvest methodmanual
Date of harvestlast week in September
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, duration20 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature50 degrees F
CharacteristicspH3.38
Volatile Acidity0.32 grams per liter
Total Acidity5.12 grams per liter
Residual Sugar2.9 grams per liter
Alcohol12.5 %
BottlingCold stabilizedyes
Filteredyes