Aphros Vinhao Vinho Verde Tinto, biodynamic wine, rare Vinhao grape, cool climate red, prickly red wine. Aphros Vinhao has an impenetrable opacity, presents a slightly prickly sensation in the mouth and then bursts out smilingly with thick gobs of bramble jam and exotic black cherries and black raspberries. You can almost smell the colour of this distilled purple juices as if the skins had been freshly ripped off the flesh and just finished fermenting in the glass. It is from the vineyards of Vasco Croft spread over 20 hectares not far from the Lima river. This is a beautiful natural environment, rich in bio-diversity, in which we find, besides the vines, forests with species of acacia, oak, beech, pine and eucalyptus, chestnuts orchards and a park of century old monumental trees. A fully biodynamic estate, the wines here are different from the norm in this region where sulphur use and manipulation is common place.
|Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
|Vinho Verde, Portugal
|With exceptional conditions of soil and solar exposition, the vineyards lie on softly inclined hills looking over the Lima River. More than 20 hectares of an ecologically sound territory, rich in bio-diversity, besides the vines, forests and scrub.
|Fermentation with maceration in granite tanks and inox vats at temperatures between 19 and 22ºC / pressing / decantation / bottling
|Up to 50ppm per litre
|5 - 10,000 bottles
|5-8 years easy, becomes fascinating and savoury with age
|Oily Fish, Vegan Dishes