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Quinta de Amares has a legacy of history, represented by the Monastery “Mosteiro de Santo André de Rendufe” which was one of the most important national Benedictine Monasteries, developing continuously until the fifteenth century and the aqueduct (17th Century) : a very special and remarkable heritage.
With an extension of vineyards with approximately 50 hectares, is located in the Portuguese municipality of Amares, in the heart of the Demarcated Region of Vinhos Verdes, in the small village of Sto. André de Rendufe, land of deep and historical religious traditions.
Quita D’Amares production of Vinho Verdes, which have been awarded several times in national and international wine competitions, are produced from selected grapes varieties, and will undoubtedly surprise the customer with their unique characteristics.
Amongst the dunes of the Atlantic, the region best known for its excellent Vinho Verde, there are winds that influence the freshness and minerality of the grapes cultivated in this region. Giving origin to light, aromatic and persistent wines.
Vinhos Verdes region, sub-Region of Cavado – an area of 50ha of vines. Sandy-loam, granitic origin with a south westerly (predominant) aspect.
Quinta D’Amares wine cellar is equipped with the most modern technology, being perfectly adapted to the needs of production. Transporting the grapes to the winery takes place in a short time, thus ensuring a high quality of the grapes. All materials in contact with wine, namely presses, fermentation tanks and storage are made of stainless steel, which ensures that the fermentation process is carried out according to the highest quality standards.
The fermentation is carried out under temperature control (between 13ºC and 15ºC), the pressing is smooth so that the whole process takes place in the most natural way possible, which allows to obtain must of great aromatic intensity and wines that have a soft and delicate taste.
Citrus, with lemon nuances. Young varietal aroma, fruity with floral notes. Harmonious, balanced acidity and minerality.
Clams steamed with white wine or Vietnamese summer rolls with prawns. Heartier (but lightly-flavoured) dishes such as a lightly spiced lentil and tomato curry would also work well.
Made for drinking young but can age well up to 5 years.