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Arca Nova Alvarinho 2014

GeneralWineryQuinta das Arcas
RegionVinho Verde
Town of productionSobrado
VarietalAlvarinho
Total production of the wine8900 cases
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine5 to 10 years
Yield3.97 tons per acre
Size of vineyard, hectares42 acres
Elevation above sea level330 to 400 feet
Inclination of vineyardup to 5 degrees south
Soil compositionmixture with a very high concentration of schist and granite
Irrigationyes, drip
HarvestHarvest methodmanual
Date of harvestsecond half of September thru first half of October
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typein small stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation, duration15 to 20 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature54 to 61 degrees F
CharacteristicspH3.42
Volatile Acidity0.38 grams per liter
Total Acidity5.8 grams per liter
Residual Sugar0.7 grams per liter
Alcohol13.8 %
BottlingCold stabilizedyes
Filteredyes