Casa do Arrabalde 2016

Casa do Arrabalde 2016

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

Casa do Arrabalde 2016 combines the regional grape varieties Avesso, Alvarinho and Arinto, produced at the Quinta using sustainable farming practices and minimal intervention techniques. It is a wine with plenty of freshness and minerality. 

 The winter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016 had occasional, but intense, rain with above-average minimum temperatures. Spring was marked by strong and intense rain in April, which extended until the 2nd fortnight of May, marking the beginning of the vegetative cycle with maximum temperatures below the average of the previous year and causing strong mildew attacks in the region. From a wine-growing point of view, it was a particularly dificult year which required special attention in the fight against this disease.

Summer was characterized by an absence of precipitation, and above average maximum temperatures, with the exception of three days of heavy rainfall in September.

The harvest in Casa do Arrabalde took place on the 10th of October, by varietals, with the bunches achieving perfect maturation and exceptional aromatic concentration. 

 

Casa do Arrabalde

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

portuguese wine
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.

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.

food and wine pairing
Fish dishes and seafood

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

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.