What makes this wine special: Nortico is from Monçao and Melgaço the best Alvarinho growing area in Portugal on the norther border with Spain’s Galicia province. Unlike others from the area, Nortico has no added CO2, allowing for a richer, fuller, balanced wine.
Vinification: grapes are selected at the winery. Temperature control fermentation btw 18-20celcius. Raking, primary filtration and cold stabilization. 4 months on stainless steel, filtration prior to bottling in February. 800 cases were produced.
Blend and tasting notes: 100% Alvarinho. Young and fresh with the characteristic bright acidity, tropical fruit aromas of peach and grapefruit. Recommended serving temperature is 50F (10c) so the citrus and fruit aromas are well present.
Pairing suggestions: Nortico at only 11% alcohol is light with crisp fruit aromas, perfect to drink on it's own. The basic rule is that light foods go with lighter wines. Have it simply with corn bread and butter like country folks do in Portugal, fried chicken, fish or chicken tacos. Anchovy-salty Cesar salad, ceviches, light Pizzas and lightly spiced asian foods. Great also with mozzarella and most white cheeses.
Varietals: 100% Alvarinho
Residual Sugar: 4g
Total Acidity: 7,6g
Productor: Compañia de Vinos del Atlântico