Amphora wines is a legacy left by the Romans in Alentejo. We decided to restore this tradition, by using old amphorae, from 550 to 950 litres volume to produce amphora wines.
Parker/ Wine Advocate
94 pts | 2019
Temperatures in 2020 were slightly higher than the average of the last 21 years, while rainfall was identical to the values recorded in the same period. Winter and spring were mild and rainy, allowing a healthy replenishment of the vines’ water reserves, which resulted in good vegetative growth compared with 2019. The summer was very hot and dry, presenting extremely high temperatures in July and leading us to begin the harvest around 2 weeks earlier than in 2019. The weather conditions in the veraison phase led to gradual ripening, which enabled a selective harvest that favoured the expression and quality of each grape variety.
Ungrafted vines planted in sandy soils.
Schist origin with sandy loam texture.
Average 80 years.
Partially destemmed and fermented with wild yeasts in amphorae lined with resin. The wines were kept in contact with the wine pulp until 26th November 2020, and malolactic fermentation occurred in the amphorae. Vertical press.
David Baverstock & Sandra Alves
Berry fruit and dark berry fruit aromas, with some notes of dry leaf and goji berry.
Elegant and fresh, with red fruits and some vegetal notes. Robust tannins, balanced palate with a long and persistent finishing.