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WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE?An intensely natural winemaking approach, with all wild yeasts, no chemical additives, and minimal sulphuring. A unique expression of Castelão, with freshness and verve and purity
GRAPE:100% Castelão, planted to clay and sand at 200m elevation. Average vine age of 50 years.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:Charcuterie, crudo, conservas, braised pork dishes.
VINIFICATION AND AGING:Whole cluster fermented in stainless steel. Short, cold maceration (3 days). All indigenous wild yeast fermentation. Elevage in stainless steel with lees, no battonage or pump-overs. No chemical additives.
LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE:Vineyards located in Torres Vedras, east of Lisbon. Vines planted between 1950 and 1960. This is an Atlantic climate, with temperatures averaging 68 degrees F (20 C) during the growing season, with 700mm average annual rainfall. Vineyards planted to clay and sand at 200m elevation, with organic and biodynamic viticulture.
TASTING NOTES:Bright ruby-violet. On the nose, red berry fruit predominates, with notes of sea spray and black tea. On the palate, crunchy, snappy red fruit with a pronounced salinity, framed by a slight bitter note. Mouthwatering acidity and soft skin tannin provide lovely balance to the fruit. Drink with a slight chill.
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