Flashcards in Minho Deck (27)
where is the minho located?
in the northwest corner of portugal bordering spain
what is the dop in the minho?
what is the climate of the minho?
its cool, rainy and influenced by the atlantic
what can be a problem for growers in the minho?
grey rot because of the high humidity
to trellis up trunks, poles and stakes
helping to lessen disease
is enforcado still used today?
less than 10% of vines are planted in that style
what is the largest dop in portugal?
makes up a total of 15% of vineyards in the country
vinho verde vineyards stretch?
starting at just north of oporto
touching the border of spain/rias baixas
what are the soils in the minho?
shallow granite soils dominate
where are the steeper vineyards in the minho located?
a bit more inland near the mountains
most planted grape in vinho verde?
common white grapes in vinho verde
trajadura - treixadura
pederna - arinto
what are the subzones of vinho verde
- moncao & melgaco
what sub would you find braga and barcelos?
what subzones of vinho verde touch the atlantic?
what is the eastern subzone of vinho verde?
moncao is directly across the river from what region?
condado do tea in rias baixas, spain
moncao & melgaco must be bottled as what?
what is the only subzone that has a specification?
moncao & melgaco
teinturier name one in vinho verde
- a grape that has red skin and red flesh
red grapes in vinho verde?
- alvarelho - brancelho
8.5 % actual
vinho verde abv
8% across the board
9% subzone (except sousa)
vindima tardiva 14% actual 15% natural
what is the only region in portugal who's control board has its own quality system? what are the different levels
vinho verde - 5
escolha - 6
gran escholha - 7
reserva - 8
vinho verde espumante requirements
9m on lees
what are the 5 major rivers that run through the minho?