Vinho Verde DOC, Portugal
Varieties: 90% Alvarinho + 10% Loureiro
Vintage: 2018 || Alcoholic Content: 13.5%
Manoel Pedro Guedes is a wine that is the result of a meticulous viticulture and winemaking, complemented by a rigorous selection throughout the whole production process. Inspired by the first blend created at Quinta da Aveleda, only the best grapes of Loureiro and Alvarinho coming from the best parcels of the Quinta go into this wine. The harvest is manual and the grapes are transported in small containers of 15kg and cooled on their way to the vinification centre. At this stage, the grapes are berry-picked and then very gently pressed. The wine ferments in stainless steel vats (50%) and in French oak casks (50%) and then ages for 8 months: 50% stainless steel and 50% French oak where half is new wood and the other half old casks. Only as small portion of the wine is bottled, only the best samples from stainless steel vats and oak casks go into the final blend. This final blend is then bottled and aged for 1 year.
Of a medium yellow, the color of Manoel Pedro Guedes hints the time this wine spent ageing. The blend of hand-picked Alvarinho and Loureiro grapes presents a perfectly harmonious bouquet: notes of jasmine, vanilla blossom and lime zest, blend with soft hints of pinapple. On the palate, this wine starts to reveal its essence: an unique minerality, backed by a buttery body that fills your senses. The vibrant notes of ripe grapefruit, pinapple and lime are followed by more discreet aromas of wet gravel and a slight hint of vanilla. A wine to be unveiled in the glass with time.
50 to 54º F
Ready to drink, but can benefit from cellaring (up until 15 years)