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Arca Nova 2012

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Arca Nova 2012

Tasting Notes

Bright and with a light lemony colour and with very pleasant green apple fruit aromas. Fruity and minerality flavours finishing with a fresh acidity characteristic of the regional wines.

Grapes: 50 % Loureiro; 40% Arito; 10% Trajadura
Alcohol Content: 10.5%
Residual Sugar (g/dm3): 6
Total Acidity (g/dm3): 5.5

Region / Vineyards

The Vinho Verde region is located in the north-western corner of Portugal. The name means ‘green wine’ in Portuguese, the name given is not because of its colour, which is pale and watery, but because the grapes are harvested unripe and hence green. The resulting wines are low in alcohol, light-bodied and with a very refreshing acidity.

Quinta das Arcas is a family company with 3 vineyards in the south west part of the region totalizing more than 120ha of the best Portuguese grape varieties perfectly adapted to this region unique characteristics.

The soils of schist and granite give the wines an interesting minerality and the Atlantic breezes have also an important role on the grape development.

The wines produced by Quinta das Arcas are the sublime result of these variables and the most recent winemaking technology. In our vineyards is implemented the Integrated Pest Management practice, allowing the minimum use of chemical products possible.

Vinification / Ageing

The hand picked grapes are at a short distance from the winery and are immediately destemmed and crushed to capture the fresh aromas presents in the wine. The fermentation is stainless steel vats.

Press / Awards

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It is difficult to put into words just how uplifting and vivacious this brand new vintage of Arca Nova is.  This bone dry, spritzy Vinho Verde is the perfect aperitif and it will jolt your senses into action and thrill your taste buds.• Matthew Jukes in Daily Mail March 23, 2013

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