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Arca Nova Vinho Verde 2016

GeneralWineryQuinta das Arcas
RegionVinho Verde
Town of productionSobrado (province of Valongo)
VarietalLoureiro 50%, Arinto 40%, Trajadura 10%
Total production of the wine66,000 cases
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine6 to 30 years, approximately
Yield4.8 tons per acre
Size of vineyard, hectares220 acres
Elevation above sea level300 to 1000 feet
Inclination of vineyardup to 20 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, duration10 to 20 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature54 to 64 degrees F
CharacteristicspH3.25
Volatile Acidity0.2 grams per liter
Total Acidity6.0 grams per liter
Residual Sugar6.0 grams per liter
Alcohol10.5 %
BottlingCold stabilizedyes
Filteredyes