Country: Portugal Region: Vinho Verdepr
Content: 0.75 L Type of Wine: White Grape: Alvarinho Funky Factor: Classic Allergens: Contains Sulfites
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Perfect Drinking Temperature: 8-10 grad Alcohol: 12,5%
Winemaking: The grapes were de-stemmed and crushed without the addition of sulfur prior to the pressing no maceration was done, the wine decanted at low temperatures for 48 hours, fermentation and ageing took place in oval 1000 liters used oak vat and 5th year old 2000 liters oval vat of eastern Europe oak. The indigenous yeast alcoholic fermentation was done in less than three months and malolactic fermentation was complete. The total ageing was done with no sulphur during 12 months in the presence of the lees, but without steering them and more 5 months in stainless steel.
"After many years working for others was time to follow my own path, in 2013 Luis Seabra Vinhos was born. The mission is to create wines that tell about the place where they are coming from, made with a minimal intervention philosophy, respecting their nature and character. We want our wines to be able to show the different soils where the vineyards are planted, the different altitudes and exposures, their differences, and similarities With the conscience that this are just the first steps of a long road, the adventure still is to discover the old and unknown vineyards that resist over the years. We want above all to create unique wines.
Over these years I developed a special relationship with some of the old vines. Those ones are not lush and their trunks mostly are not thick and imposing. On the contrary - they are slender and twisted, have their own serenity coming from age. They respond more calmly than the other vineyards to various weather conditions, holding better the heat peaks and water stress and also resisting better the rain that insists on dropping before the harvest. Those vineyards have a singular character given by the site where they are planted and the varieties that make up the mixture.
If we respect the grapes individuality in the winery the wines will be as the vineyards - discrete, not exuberant and with a depth and complexity coming from the long years of experience."