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2016

Loureiro

Loureiro is a new varietal for Dancing Coyote Wines, but has quickly become a tasting room favorite. It is from a well-known area in Portugal. Luscious and aromatic, this slightly sweet wine has juicy lemon flavors and slight herbal notes.

Taste

Loureiro is from a well-known area in Portugal. Luscious and aromatic, this slightly sweet wine has juicy lemon flavors and slight herbal notes.

Food Pairings

Pairs wonderfully with grilled stone fruit (peaches, plums and pears), as well as honeyed gs. Also delicious as an aperitif with so or sharp cheeses, shell sh and meats such as duck liver paté.

Viticulture Notes

The Clarksburg appellation is ideal for producing many wonderful white varietals, mainly due to the climate. Our vineyards enjoy hot, summer days from the Sacramento Valley, which allow the intense, fruity aromas to develop. But they are also exposed to the cool maritime breezes from the bay in the evenings giving the grapes a well balanced acidity. Grown in nutrient rich sandy, clay soils, the vines are trained into bilateral configuration on a California “T” trellis. Spur pruned, the vines are shoot, cluster and leaf thinned for optimum flavor development.

Winemaking Notes

Grapes were hand picked in the morning and gently pressed. Juice was cold settled and fermented cold in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation was stopped, leaving the perfect amount of residual sugar. The wine was then finished for bottling, never seeing any oak or malo-lactic.

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Snap Shot

Appellation:Clarksburg

Grapes:Loureiro

Alcohol:12.5%

Residual Sugar:1.5 g/100 ml (%)

PH:3.45

Total Acidity:5.3 g/L as Tartaric Acid

Harvested:September 2016

Brix at Harvest:22.2º Brix Average

Bottled:June 2017

Production:600

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