The wine is made by Francisco Baptista, who founded this project based on exploring the different terroirs of Vinho Verde in 2009.
The Vinho Verde region is based at the northern end of Portugal where the temperate climate is heavily influenced by the Atlantic. The local landscape is green and lush with many vines still trained on tradtional overhead trellises. This wine is made from a single vineyard of old vines grown on granite soil. Alvarinho is one of the predominant white grape varieties of the region.
It was fermented in 10 used French barriques to adds richness and ensure further development in bottle for many years.
Tasting Notes: An almost Burgundian expression with full-bodied exotic honeyed lemon, stonefruit and a subtle hint of vanilla; textured and serious with along dry finish.
Food Match: Turbot, Salmon, mushrooms, scallops risotto.
An alternative to: Puligny Montrachet or other white Burgundy and oaked Chardonnay.
Awards: Wine Enthusiast: 92pts
International Wine Challenge 2018: Gold Medal
Wine Enthusiast: 90pts
Closure: Natural Cork
Farming Practices: Organic - Vegan - Contains Sulfites