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.