IN THE VINEYARD:
APPELLATION: Vinho Verde
VINEYARDS: Mountain vineyards around the small village of Ponte da Barca.
VARIETALS: Louriero 100%
PLOUGHING: The soil cover is maintained.
SOILS: Blend of granite and sandy loam
WEATHER: Atlantic Weather
VINES: 25 year old vines. Traditional Trellis.
HARVEST: Entirely made by hand in small crates on the 2nd half of September and early October.
IN THE CELLAR:
FERMENTATION: Stainless steel tanks
TREATMENTS: No chaptalization and acidification at all. The idea is to stay natural as much as possible.
MALOLACTIC: Spontaneous, if any.
LEES: Approx. 2 months lees contact
OAK BARREL AGING: No.
FINING/ FILTRATION: The wine is allowed to settle naturally by gravity and is only minimally fined or filtered.
CHEMISTRY: Alc. 12%. 5.4 g/L Total Acidity.
WINEMAKER: Jose Oliveira.
PHILOSOPHY: We believe that the best wines are born in the vineyard.
TASTING NOTES: Good intensity with aromas of citric fruits and hints of floral notes. Elegant and fresh with crisp acidity.