Casa do Arrabalde 2012

Casa do Arrabalde 2012 Portuguese white wine

Casa do Arrabalde 2012

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

Casa do Arrablade 2012 is a dry white wine that joins the Alvarinho grape varieties Arinto and Avesso. Has a bright citrus color and crystalline appearance. Produced in the Vinho Verde region this wine is complex and aromatic, displaying discreet floral aromas and tropical fruit notes. It has structure and balance on the palate, with a touch of freshness and a long finish.

The 2012 harvest came a exceptional white wine. The winter was cold and long, the surf preceded by some precipitation and the cool and wet summer contributed to a delayed maturation of the grapes. The grape varieties Alvarinho, Arinto and Avesso were selected manually and then fermented in stainless steel vats.

Using sustainable agriculture Casa do Arrabalde 2012 was produced with a focus on minimal intervention, so as to avoid the use of preservatives, with the intention of creating a wine that is natural and expresses our culture and region.

White wine bottle of Casa do Arrabalde 2012

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

AWC Vienna 2013
Silver Medal
Casa do Arrabalde 2012 has received a silver medal at AWC Vienna wine competition. This internationally recognized competition has received, in 2013, more than 1700 wines from a total of 37 countries.