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Arca Nova Loureiro 2015

GeneralWineryQuinta das Arcas
RegionVinho Verde
Town of productionSobrado
VarietalLoureiro
Total production of the wine10,400 cases
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine18 years, average
Yield4.8 tons per acre
Size of vineyard, hectares50 acres
Elevation above sea level400 to 1000 feet
Inclination of vineyard4 degrees south
Soil compositionmixture with a very high concentration of schist
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 18 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature59 to 64 degrees F
CharacteristicspH3.35
Volatile Acidity0.36 grams per liter
Total Acidity6.0 grams per liter
Residual Sugar6.1 grams per liter
Alcohol11.4 %
BottlingCold stabilizedyes
Filteredyes