Casa do Arrabalde 2011

Casa do Arrabalde 2011 Portuguese white wine

Casa do Arrabalde 2011

White Wine | Regional Minho | 12,5% vol.

Casa do Arrabalde 2011 was a remarkable year. This dry white wine from the Vinho Verde region blends the grape varieties Alvarinho, Arinto and Avesso. It displays a citrus color and crystalline appearance. Tropical fruit aromas and citrus define its aromatic complexity. On the palate this white wine presents an interesting balance between fruit and acidity followed by a harmonious end.

The year of 2011 culminated in an outstanding harvest. The winter although cold and rainy was preceded by a cool spring and a sunny summer with above average temperatures. The harvest began with sun in late September, using careful manual selection. The must was decanted at low temperatures and the fermentation was conducted at 16 degrees. After fermentation the wine was kept on fine lees for 3 months and stabilized.

Produced with sustainable agriculture and a focus on minimal intervention, avoiding the use of preservatives in the best possible way with the intention of creating a wine that is natural and expresses our culture and region.

White wine bottle of Casa do Arrabalde 2011

Grapes Varieties

Alvarinho

Alvarinho 30%

The emblematic Alvarinho grape is one Portugal’s most easily recognized and finest white grape varietal, typically grown in the vinho verde region. Grape yield is low, with small bunches and thick skin. It is rustic with strong aromas and flavours that lead to complex and harmonious portuguese white wines.

Arinto

Arinto 20%

Grape variety of great quality that produces vibrant and aromatic portuguese white wines, typically grown in the vinho verde region. Also known by the name Pedernã, it has good acidity and a mineral character that goes well with its citrus and tree fruit flavours. Arinto has bunches of a medium size with small grapes that are tightly together and lead to medium yields.

Avesso

Avesso 50%

A high quality white grape variety that leads to full bodied aromatic and flavorful portuguese white wines. This varietal can result in wines with citrus and tree fruit aromas along with subtle hints of tropical fruit. Avesso has medium-sized bunches with large yellow and green berries. High-yielding and rustic, this grape is planted primarily in Baião, in the vinho verde region of Portugal.

Tech Data

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Vegan

No animal-based fining agents are used during vinification. We are committed to producing vegan friendly wines in all our products.

sustainable farming
Sustainable farming

Sustainability ensures the quality and endurance of the soil and environment providing a product that is natural, responsible and eco-friendly

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Product of Portugal

One of the oldest winemaking countries in the world Portugal stands as a beacon of variety and quality which we are proud to be a part of.

wine guide
Fatty fish dishes and poultry

Although we don’t believe in the definitive nature of food pairings and encourage experimentation this wine works especially well with fatty fish dishes and poultry.

Bordeaux wine bottle
Bordeaux Bottle

With its straight sides and tall shoulders the Bordeaux bottle grants an elegance we seldom find with other bottles. 

wine serving temperature
Best Served 10º-12º

Our wines are best served cold. So we advise you keep your bottle at a temperature of 10-12.

grape varieties
Manual Selection

Although we rely on state of the art winemaking equipment to craft our wines we still believe that hand-picking is the best process to select the finest grapes and maintain the quality we value so much

Cork stopper
Cork Stopper

Call us traditionalists on this matter but we still love cork stoppers in our wines

sulfite free wine
Minimal Intervention

We produce terroir-driven wines. So at every harvest we use the least amount of additives and preservatives to give you an authentic experience.

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Awarded Product

This wine has received awards in internationally recognized wine contests and competitions

Awards

International Wine Challenge 2012
Commended Wine
Casa do Arrabalde 2011 is a Commended Wine at the International Wine Challenge 2012 which took place in London.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012
Bronze Medal
Casa do Arrabalde 2011 won the Bronze Medal at the 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards. Establishe by the british Decanter wine magazine, contests takes place in London between March and April. The wines are judged by a regional or category specialist. While the judging team, made of hundreds of specialist, is picked from a broad spectrum of disciplines including winemakers, retailers and wine writers.
International Wine and Spirit Competition 2012
Bronze Medal
Casa do Arrabalde is the winner of a Bronze Medal at International Wine & Spirit Competition. Now in its 45th year the IWSC receives entries from nearly 90 countries worldwide with the participation of many of the world’s top wine and spirit producers.