AIR – António Lopes Ribeiro

Vinho Verde .

A wine which is competent in bringing together usually difficult to reconcile characteristics lightness, good body / structure and complexity. Deliciously fresh and mineral.

Vineyard Located in the valley of the river Lima, about 7 km from the Atlantic Ocean, with granite soil.

Harvest Manual harvest in mid-September

Vinification Decantation for 48 hours. Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tank with controlled temperature.

Region Vinho Verde DOC

Varieties Loureiro (60%), Avesso (30%) and Arinto (10%)

Type White wine

Vintage 2016

Alcohol 10,5 %

Total acidity 8,0

Residual sugar 8,7

Production 15 000 bottles

Bottling August 2017

Food pairing Delicious as appetizer, along with a canapé or seafood. It also pairs raw fish in a flawless fashion (sushi, sashimi) and dishes of strong and exotic flavor (especially oriental food).

Awards /comments

Commendad Award / Decanter World Wine Awards 2013, UK (vintage 2012)

Restaurant NOMA / Selected by NOMA’s sommelier, considered for several years the best restaurant in the world, Copenhagen (Denmark)