AmongSintra, Vila Franca, Mafra and Lisbon, the small wine region of Bucelas endures the pressure of urbanism. It is there that, among a group of producers, Quinta do Avelar elaborates some of the most distinguished and original white wines of our country.
Quinta do Avelar is one of the oldest producers of IG Lisboa wine.
Its lands extend through the famous “caeiras”, the half slopes and valleys of clay-limestone soils that constitute a terroir of excellence.
With an age of over 80 years, our vineyard has the maturity to create a great red wine from the oldest grape varieties in the Lisbon region, such as Aragonez oCamarate (Castelão Nacional), Castelão a Trincadeira, Tinta Miúda and others.
The yields obtained are naturally low (about 3 ton/ha) reaching full maturity at the end of September.
The grapes, carefully selected in the vineyard, are hand-picked and immediately transported to the winery.
Upon arrival, the grapes are destemmed. Fermentation takes place in small stainless steel vats, with controlled temperature, and maceration is carried out by the pumping over process.
After fermentation, during its aging period of about fifteen months, in used French oak half barrels, the wines are carefully accompanied and tasted to decide the best combination for the final blend.
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Total Acidity: 5.99g/l
Residual Sugar < 0.6g/l