Espinhosos 2012

Espinhosos 2012 Portuguese white wine

Espinhosos 2012

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

The Espinhosos 2012 is a white wine  with complexity and structure. Great minerality and hints of tropical fruits are accompanied by the depth and striking character of Chardonnay, which joins the Avesso. With body but with a persistent freshness it is fruity on the palate with a long finish.

The weather that marked greatly this year led to a series of delays. The intense and prolonged cold this Winter, followed by a cool, wet Summer delayed the ripening significantly. The grape harvest was made in cool weather and the musts fermented in stainless steel vats. This harvest yielded a limited production of high quality.

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 2012

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