Casa do Arrabalde combines the regional grape varieties Avesso, Alvarinho and Arinto, produced at the estate of Casa do Arrabalde. The vineyards there are located at an altitude of 450m and don't have full sun exposure. For this reason, the maturation of the grapes takes longes and result in wines very exuberant aromatically, with a very fresh aromatic profile. All vineyards are taken care of with sustainable farming practices and minimal intervention techniques.
The winter of 2018 was quite dry. Spring was more balanced, with some rain during April, which compelled us to apply treatments in the vineyards for mildew and oidium. Also, the vineyards in Casa do Arrabalde suffered some frostings during this month.
Summer was mild, only the lower vineyards in Quinta de Santa Teresa registering some burns on the 23rd of August. In the 8th and 9th of the same month it rained, which allowed to reduce the hydric stress and push the maturation process. The balanced, fresher profile of the 2019 vintage gave birth to slightly more acidic wines, with lower alcohol graduation.