9% Dócil 2020

3.7/5 Vivino Rating

Grape: Alvarinho
Alcohol: 9% abv
Type: Medium Dry White
Vintage: 2020
Format: 75cl
Designation: Vinho Verde DOC
Region: Minho
Country: Portugal




The grapes used in this wine come from several small vineyards planted in granitic soil between 100 and 200 meters above sea level. Having started at the end of August, the harvest of this vintage was the earliest ever carried out, but it has shown an excellent balance between the fruitiness and acidity of the Alvarinho variety. The rainfall in the summer months, especially in July and August, was very low, and daytime temperatures were moderate to high. However, it was the characteristic of cold nights of this terroir that favoured slow ripening, and the preservation of the aromas. At the end of August, the ideal point of ripening was reached. With a dry start to September, at moderate temperatures, the end of the harvest proved to be extraordinary. Pressed as whole grape clusters and fermented in stainless steel vats, this wine achieves a balance of sweetness and acidity that define the 9% abv. It pairs dangerously well with spicy foods.

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