Gateway Vinho Verde
2011 Blend


Vineyard: From selected vineyards within the Amarante sub-region, higher altitude than in the other parts of the Vinho Verde apellations.
Soil Type: Dominated by Granite.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date:


Gateway is a blend of Trajadura, Loureiro, Arinto and Azal.
The grapes are selected from the best Vinho Verde vineyards within the Amarante sub-region.
Each grape varietal is picked individually at optimum ripeness so that the finished wine has the best balance between the richness of the fruit and the natural acidity.
The grapes are pressed at low temperature, the must is then clarified and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is then filtered and cold stabilized before bottling.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Clear with a slight green hue.
Nose: A flowery, focused nose of ripe pears and green apples. It is clean and fresh, it is enhanced by the slight petulance of the wine.
Palate: The vibrant acidity makes the mouth water and sets the stage for green and yellow Sour Patch Kids dancing on the tongue until they are swallowed and it's time for an encore. Light body with a slight effervescence that keeps the wine bright and lively.
Other: The crisp flavors of juicy green apples and balanced acidity give structure to the wine. The lower alcohol content makes this a perfect white to serve as an aperitif. Serve with garden salads, crudités, light hors d'oeuvres and more delicate fish.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 9.5
RS (g/l): 15
TA (g/l): 6.5