Dócil is the result of a strong desire to produce a Vinho Verde wine that reflects its region, which is balanced and complete. It is based upon the Loureiro grape variety and in a vibrant acidity. This wine comes from the original location, the Valley of Lima. The aromatic profile of Loureiro grape variety is evident with a predominance of fresh floral aromas, citrus notes and minerality.
About the Loureiro Grape Variety
Although now widely disseminated throughout the Vinho Verde region, it seems that the Loureiro grape originated in the valley of the River Lima, towards the north of the VR Minho/DOC Vinho Verde region. "Loureiro" means "laurel" or "bay" and the aroma of Loureiro wines is said to resemble that of laurel flowers, also orange blossom, acacia and lime blossom, overlaying appley, peachy fruit. Loureiro wines usually have refreshing, well-balanced acidity. Loureiro is much in evidence nowadays bottled as a single variety, but traditionally it was more often blended with Arinto (Pedernã) and Alvarinho, or with Trajadura.