2017 Atlantic Coast Arinto
90 points Robert Parker. This delicious wine expresses citrus lime aromas, with notes of orange blossom and stone fruit flavors of lemon, lime and peach on the palate. Estate grown and bottled, natural viticulture. Serve lightly chilled, great with seafood dishes and grilled fish, rich salads and sushi.
minimal intervention | drink now until 2023 | 14.5% alc.
Why we love this wine
Grapes & TerroirClay-limestone soils originally from the Jurassic period, with clay texture. Gentle slopes with southern exposure.
ViticultureCareful management of vegetation to optimize the aromatic potential of grapes.
WinemakingManual harvest followed by selection of the best bunches at the entrance of the cellar. Stemming and soft crushing, the must was clarified by natural settling in refrigerated vats. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts in cement tanks with controlled temperature. 10% of the Arinto fermented and aged for 5 months in old French oak barrels to enhance the complexity of the wine.
TastingColour: brilliant colour. Nose: elegant and discrete, characteristic of the grape, it expresses citrus aromas, where the lime is highlighted, with notes of orange blossom. Mineral. Palate: With the creaminess characteristic of Quinta do Pinto’s wines, the mouth has citrus notes stand out, combined with a very pleasant freshness and a persistent mouthfeel.
Wine & Food PairingLightly chilled by the glass! Seafood dishes and grilled fish, rich salads, sushi and ceviche!