"Over the past decade, organic and biodynamic viticulture has progressively added a deeper, richer fragrant bay leaf character to the lemony precision of Pedro’s outstanding crunchy-yettextured Loureiro white. After all the careful viticulture, winery action is simple and tech-driven: low-cropped old vines are sorted twice (firstly to eliminate disease, then further selected for quality); whole grapes undergo pneumatic pressing; the must is cold-settled for 48 hours, then a quite cool fermentation (max 15 degrees) takes place in stainless steel vats for 12-15 days, then matured for about 6 months at low temperature in stainless steel."
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Quinta do Ameal is a small ancient property (1710) of rare natural beauty. Here are created and produced excellent white wines made from a Portuguese grape variety called Loureiro. This reaches its greatest aromatic and tasty expression at this incredible Lima Valley region where we are located.
Wines produced exclusively from grapes grown organically on our own state, are based on the philosophy of our production and that translates into focus more attention and energy on the vine, thereby producing grapes of high quality and excellence for which, in this way, we achieve unique wines of "terroir", with great personality and character. For us, a great wine should always express a sense of place ...
Since the beginning of the project, the ever-present spirit, was the creation and specialization in new and different wines made with this noble grape, and today we can clearly say that the Ameal bucked the Loureiro on a map of top wines production in Portugal, because our wines, are regularly considered by the most respected national and foreign critics, among the best white wines in the country.