Perfect Drinking Temperature: 10–12 o C.
Grape Percentage: 100% Arinto
Winemaking: Organic viniculture, Herbicide-free farming, Traditional hand picking, Use of indigenous yeast.
The stranger. A long and intricate story that grows on you and, when you realize it, the bottle is finished.
VERBUM is a orange wine produced from the Arinto caste grapes. It is an amber colored wine with a slight nutty aroma, it has a good structure and balance between acidity and alcohol levels. VERBUM was produced by vinifying the white Arinto grapes the way red wine is normally produced, meaning that the must was fermented in contact with the grape skins and seeds and macerates for 3 months. VERBUM, our orange wine, is aged for 6 to 12 months in used french oak barrels before being bottled.
PENHO WINES - The winemaker of Verbum Orange Arinto
Besides Verbum Orange Arinto see all PENHO wines.
Pen'o Wines are garage wines produced from grapes grown at Quinta de Penhó, located in the Vinho Verde region in the North of Portugal, where the family vineyards are.
At the top of a mountain, looking down on a breathtaking valley, the vineyards produce the grapes that become our wine now and for many years to come.
The wine is produced as naturally as possible, with minimal intervention, resulting in unique natural wines with very low sulphite levels.
„We started producing wines in 2018 following a hiatus of 20 years in the family wine producing. The resulting wines were part of a small, but unique, batch of white, red and orange wines.
Our winery was installed in 2017 in an old house that was built by our family in the 18th century, preserving its 3-century-old granite mills where the pigeage still occurs. Our logo was inspired by the wood patterns of the century old winery door.
We believe that our grapes are our wines, so nothing is taken and nothing is added, apart a very low doses of sulfur to preserve what they are and their sense of place. Every wine is made with 2 days of maceration before pressing, foot pigeage, they ferment with indigenous yeasts only, after pressing they remain over the lees and no racking is performed to take them off, no bâttonage and no filtration, stabilization, collage or clarification is carried out. No products are used to correct the wine or to alter it. Everything else varies from wine to wine, but we take pride in all our wines and we try to make them better every year, starting at the vineyard, where our grapes grow.
Our soils can be divided in three: granite, quartzite and schist that allows different wine profiles for the same grape and our vines are planted between 180m to 550m above sea level which originate different acidities.
We advocate that our grapegrowing and winemaking activities should be sustainable and environmentally responsible. We aim at a vineyard existing part of a healthy ecosystem where we grow our grapes following organic farming guidelines. Furthermore, at a time when climate change is no longer possible to ignore, we have directed our grape-growing to growing grapes without the need of irrigation methods and using dryland farming techniques.
We believe that a healthy ecosystem needs biodiversity, that is why next to our vineyard there is an orchard of more than 100 fruit and nut trees, as well as many other native tree species scattered around, such as oaks, cork oaks, planes, pines, olive trees among others, totalling more than 1.000 trees.“