Espinhosos 2011

Espinhosos 2011 Portuguese white wine

Espinhosos 2011

White Wine | Regional Minho | 13,5% vol.

A remarkable year for this white wine from the Vinho Verde Region. Tropical fruit aromas accompany excellent minerality and complexity, a reflection of the blend of Chardonnay and the Avesso. The palate is fresh and fruity with a long finish. Aimed at the table.

The sunny weather and sun exposure contributed to a harvest in mid-September. The varieties were harvested by hand at Quinta dos Espinhosos and fermented in stainless steel vats.

Sustainable agricultural practices and a philosophy of minimal intervention in the cellar continue our tradition of making natural wines of terroir in the Vinho Verde region.

White wine bottle of Espinhosos 2011

Grapes Varieties

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.

Chardonnay

Chardonnay 50%

One of the world’s most recognized and cherished grape variety from which highly aromatic and complex white wines are made from. A green-skinned grape variety with great acidity that can result in portuguese white wines with nice fruit flavors, buttery mouthfeel and notes of minerality. The Chardonnay grape is small with medium-sized bunches. An outstanding varietal with great potencial in Baião, a location in the vinho verde region.

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
Bronze Medal
Espinhosos 2011 is the winner of a Bronze Medal at the one of the world's finest judged wine competition. With blind tasting and a rigorous judging method each medal-winning wine is tasted of separate occasions by a variety of judges.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012
Bronze Medal
Espinhosos 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 & Spirit Competition 2012
Bronze Medal
Espinhosos is the winner of a Bronze Medal at the 2012 International Wine & Spirit Competition. With a judging panel of wine specialists that garantees the most rigorous analysis IWSC continues to this day as a world class competition.
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012
Silver Medal
Espinhosos 2011 is the winner of a silver medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, an internationally recognized wine competition that holds a judging panel with the highest standards to ensure a reliable measure of quality.