Revive the tradition of producing wines in clay pots.
Spring presented lower temperatures and higher humidity than in previous years – these climatic conditions are ripe for fungal diseases in vineyards which demand great care of the vines to prevent mildew bouts. The cooler temperatures of the season allowed for extended periods of growth. In spite of the heat that set in from July onwards, the harvest began 10 days prior to its normal date. Even with high temperatures running throughout the entire harvest, the final quality of the grapes was excellent, with consistent sugar levels and a slightly below-average acidity.
Granitic origin, clay – loam soils
AGE OF VINES
Destemming, natural fermentation in clay pots with resin lining. Extended skin maceration (26 November), malolactic fermentation on skins, basket pressing.
David Baverstock and Sandra Alves
Ripe raspberries, mineral notes, light, warm-spicy with hints of clove and nutmeg.
Old vines deliver a characteristic complexity and intensity. The vinification in amphoras, enhances the freshness of the grapes and the elegance of the tannins.
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