João Portugal Ramos is Portugal’s most famous winemaker. 100% Alvarinho Partially fermented in new French Oak barrels and the remainder is fermented in stainless steel tanks with temperature control. After a pre-fermentation maceration at low temperature, the grapes are pressed and the juice clarified. Fermentation takes place at controlled temperature of 16ºC for 2-3 weeks. 10% is fermented in new French Oak barrels.
João Portugal Ramos Alvarinho 2018 Vinho Verde, Portugal
Color: Medium lemon color.
Nose: intense aromas of white grapefruit zest combined with flint and floral notes of Paper Whites.
Palate: Racy acidity brings you back for another sip.
Food Pairing: This mineral-driven Alvarinho makes an excellent partner for ceviche, Vietnamese-style summer rolls, Gazpacho, Greek feta, cucumber & olive salads and goat cheese & onion tart.
Winery: João Portugal Ramos
Region: Vinho Verde
Vint. Age: 2018