Douro Branco Quinta dos Avidagos 2015/16
Quinta dos Avidagos, Baixo Corgo, Douro
Avidagos is one of a group of four separate vineyards, all operating under Quinta dos Avidagos. The three other properties are Quinta do Torrão, Quinta da Veranha and Quinta da Fírvida e Além Tanha, all situated in the Upper Corgo district of the Douro Valley. The winemaking is undertaken at Quinta dos Avidagos itself, the most recently added property in the estate purchased in 1978. A winery was constructed here in 1999 and the first wines were released in 2001. The origins of the estate date back as much as 300 years. Today, the total 19 hectares of the estate vineyards comprise vines with an average age of 35 years. The principal grape varieties planted include Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Barroca and the estate is now managed by the young and energetic Pedro Tamagnini. .
Crisp and refreshing with a vibrant acidity, delightful citrus and stone fruit characters and an underlying stony minerality that adds complexity. Perfect as an aperitif or with shellfish, this is a glorious wine to enjoy at the end of the day, watching the sun come down.
Grapes: Malvasia Fina, Gouveio, Vital, Arinto, Viozinho