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Arinto de Bucelas grapes

by | Sep 28, 2016

Grown in most of the parts of Portugal, mainly Bucelas, Arinto is a versatile white wine grape variety. Almost all Portugal winemakers use Arinto gladly as a blending-grape.

Arinto de Bucelas

It is a varietal grape which has over 164 wines being made. It has a natural high acidic content, but at the same time it shows traces of fruits.

This acidic content makes it an amazing content in the making of sparkling wines. Arinto in other countries, it is known by a different name, like in Vinho Verde, it is referred to as Pedernã.

You may hear it by the name white partridge foot in some other regions. In the Alentejo region, this variety of grape is used mainly for blending to give the wine the very important acidity.

It is so readily used in Portugal that people often refer to it as the chameleon of Portugal white wines.

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It is mandatory for Bucelas white wines to have at least 75% of Arinto grapes, but there are many varieties which use 100% Arinto wine grapes.

These grapes are planted across the vineyard of area around 13 acres. After being plucked in mid-September month, these grapes undergo cold-skin maceration.

After that they under alcoholic fermentation at temperature ranged from 15-16º C. they are left in oak barrels after that for aging.

This grape variety is ideal for almost all winemakers. There is always a better taste when there is a speck of Arinto wine grape.

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Origin of Arinto

The exact origin of the Arinto wine grape is not known like most of the other wines, but Arinto has been cultivated in the Bucelas region since the roman times.

The style of cultivation has changed over the years, but still people have lands which are only devoted in growing Arinto grape.

Bucelas had huge vineyards earlier, but as the city of Lisbon grew and started to advance, it took a large part of Arinto vineyard.

But this area was under some company who was making false wine which made Bucelas the only sole seller of quality Arinto white wines.

Since then, white wine in this area always has the taste of Arinto wine grape in it. It has now spread to the areas of Spain where it is gaining popularity due to its acidic and fruit fusion.

Every year, thousands of bottles of wine are sold in Portugal which has Arinto grape as their main ingredient.

Features

Arinto grape grows in big, compact bunches. They are yellowish in colour. Wines made from this grape age well, but they also taste delicious when consumed young.

When aged, Arinto wines may also take up peach flavours. They are silvery lemon coloured with a little greenish tint.

These grapes are durable to water shortage and hence farmers do not suffer crop failure in case of water scarcity but they need to be saved from leafhoppers as they are attracted to its leaves and may even damage them.

On tasting, the vivacity, if its acid is supported by fruity flavours. It gained fame as it was sold at a very reasonable price which was the reason Portugal had such large scale selling of this wine.

This grape gives a very fresh taste to the wines and is cherished by a large percent of wine lovers. Every tourist who plans a tour to this place is especially taken to try this wine to enjoy its unique and delightful taste.

Food pairing

Arinto wines, due to high acidic flavour, are to be served with dressed salads. It can also be paired with vegetable brochettes.

Because of its crisp bite taste, this is a perfect wine to have on a warm day picnic along with different variety of salads, sandwiches and dishes made up of olives.

If there is a new wine variety you must taste it has to be wine made from Arinto grape. It can be enjoyed with almost all types of creamy and leafy food items.

This wine needs to be known all over the world!

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Michael Bredahl

Michael Bredahl

Wine Writer

Michael is an online enthusiast, with a lot of knowledge about online marketing. Traveling around the world to hunt for the perfect wine. Latest on Sicily, where Etna has a huge impact on the taste, which is strong with a bitter aftertaste for the youngest wines, but older wines are fantastic. Drinking wine, and writing about them, are one the passions. Remember to drink responsibly 🙂

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Arinto de Bucelas grapes

by | Sep 28, 2016

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Author

Michael Bredahl

Michael Bredahl

Wine Writer

Michael is an online enthusiast, with a lot of knowledge about online marketing. Traveling around the world to hunt for the perfect wine. Latest on Sicily, where Etna has a huge impact on the taste, which is strong with a bitter aftertaste for the youngest wines, but older wines are fantastic. Drinking wine, and writing about them, are one the passions. Remember to drink responsibly 🙂

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We have a lot of articles without much content, if you can do it better, you are welcome to write a nice article, and get the proper credit for that. Read more information about beeing an author, and Contact us for more information.

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