Viticulture Luís Cardoso Meneses
The grapes for this wine cames from the estates of Quinta da Cotovia, Quinta de Vila Meã and Quinta de Paços,all in Barcelos.
Soils: These soils are mainly granitic with medium grain and rich in quartz and partially with schist is Quinta de Vila Meã (Loureiro)
Weather: hot summers and cold winters with no frost or snow.
Training system: The training systems are mainly in the ascending simple row at 1,0 mt high.
Grape varieties: Loureiro 80% and Arinto 20%.
The grape production adopts EU certified environmentally friendly practices of "Integrated Protection".

Oenology Rui Cunha
The wine cellar is located in Quinta de Paços, in Rio Côvo, Sta Eulália, Barcelos, Portugal. The grapes are hand harvested, destemmed, and part of them are submitted to pellicular maceration for five hour, with temperature control. After being decanted the must is fermented in stainless steel at low temperature and the wine stays on top of the slim lees with "batonnage" until bottling.

Physical- chemistry features
Alcohol: 11,9%;
Acidity: 6,9 g/l;
Sugar: 5,6 g/l;
pH: 3,12
EAN code: 560 6681 11500 9
Weight Box of 6 bottles: 7.88 kg
Dimensions: 330x232x154 mm


Vinho Verde is synonymous with summer and this bottling is nothing short of addictive. Lorena Ascencios, Astor Wines & Spirits.

2013 harvest
Escanção (Portuguese Sommelier Association Magazine): Bronze Medal

2012 harvest
Paixão do Vinho: Crisp, lively acidity, notes of Granny Smith apple standing out, elegant. With body and volume, persistent, captivating finish 17/20 points
Escanção: Bronze Medal
AWCvienna: Seal of approval

2011 harvest
Revista de Vinhos: 15/20 points
Wine Passion: 16,3/20 points Good

2010 harvest
Vinum: 16 points
Wine Passion Oct/11 16,3/20 (Good)
Decanter World Wine Awards Silver Medal Good value, refreshing summer wine. Fragrant floral and gooseberry aromas with melon and pear, and fresh citrus acidity.

2008-2009 harvests
MUNDUSvini Great International Wine Awards Sep/10 Silver Medal
MUNDUSvini Great International Wine Awards Sept/09 84/100 points
Escanção (Jul/09) 82 points Bronze Medal Good citric colour, good intense and elegant nose, soft and fresh flavour, confirm his subtlety and finish appealing. Drink at 10oC. Good until 2010.
Fugas 7,5/ 10 (...) in the nose, this Casa de Paços reveal the fresh fruit sensations. In the mouth, and felling it's density, we understand that this is a different Vinho Verde. A fat and an appealing wine,with good acidity, with great gastronomic potential which is worth trying.

2005-2007 harvests
Wineanorak.com Jamie Goode 87/ 100 A blend of Loureiro and Arinto, is crisp, green, fresh and citrusy with some herby notes and citrusy finish
MUNDUSvini Great International Wine Awards Sep/07 80/100
Escanção N.º 9 81/100 (Very good) Wine with very good quality Ripe flavour, tropical and citric tracks, good body. Acidity and structure and a good and personalized end. Wine of the month until 5 €.

2004 harvest
MUNDUSvini Great International Wine Awards Sept/05 Very Good Quality