Rather than single vineyard, this is a single soil Alvarinho, intended as a clear expression of terroir and place. Sustainably farmed vines, and vinified using only spontaneous fermentation and indigenous yeasts. This way he removes all potential variability other than the soil type as an expression of terroir.
2016 92WA, 2014 92 WA
100% Alvarinho. Sustainbly grown vines planted in 1989. Tended in granite soil at 50-150 m (164-492 ft) elevation. This is a vegan wine.
Raw or roasted oysters, shellfish, grilled whole snapper.
The pressing of destemmed and crushed grapes was done with no added sulfur and without maceration. The wine was decanted cold for 48 hours. The fermentation and aging took place in two used, oval vats of 1000 liters and a new oval vat of 2000 liters, all made from Eastern Europe Forrest oak. Fermentation was carried out during 4 months with full malolactic fermentation. Total ageing in the barrels took 9 months in the presence of lees without stirring them.
538 cs (3pack)
Vineyards located in Monçao e Melgaço in Vinho Verde, the birthplace of Alvarinho/Albarino. Vinho Verde is the coolest sub-region of the Douro, and there is a good deal more maritime influence here, lending acidity to the wines. Vines planted exclusively in granite soil at roughly 50-150 m (164-492 ft) elevation.
Brilliant straw. On the nose, high toned and mineral driven aromas of lemon peel, green apple, lemongrass and seashells. On the palate, impressive weight combined with laser-focused acidity. Incisive flavors of lemon, unripe peach, green apple, green mango are at the core, with focused and pervasive mineral notes.
2015: 12% / 2016:12.5%
8437013189828/ 2015: 5600790052002