Quinta de Linhares
It is located in the Vinho Verde Wines Demarcated Region , Sousa sub-region, in São Mamede de Recezinhos village, in the municipality of Penafiel. The vineyards was acquired by the Ribeiro family in 1999. With 17 Ha of planted area , the main grape varieties are white, such as Avesso, Loureiro, Alvarinho and Azal. The red varieties (Espadeiro, Vinhão and Padeiro) represent about 2% of the total vineyard planted.
It is located in the Vinho Verde Wines Demarcated Region , Sousa sub-region, in São Mamede de Recezinhos village, in the municipality of Penafiel. Quinta de Linhares is exposed to the South-Southwest, between the levels of 250 to 300 m of altitude.
The climate is moderate to dry with low thermal amplitudes. Winters are not very harsh and summers are mild and dry. It is a transition sub-region, although it is not directly exposed to Atlantic influence, this influence is felt due to the low accentuated relief. The rainfall is slightly lower than in the other sub-regions (1300 ml).
The soil type is Franco-Sandy, rich in nutrients like Phosphorus and Potassium and low in Calcium and Magnesium, giving rise to wines with low PH and therefore more acid (3 / 3.2ph). The composition of granite origin gives minerality to the wines.