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Vale De Capucha, Fossil Branco, 2018

White Peach, Mineral, Salty

Farming

Organic

Producer

Vale De Capucha

Grape

Gouveio/Arinto/Fernao Pires

Wine Type

White/Skin Contact

Country

Portugal

Region

VR Lisboa, Lisboa

Vintage

2018

Alcohol

12.5%

Size

75cl

Pedro Marques is the fifth-generation in a winemaking family, based in Torres Vedras, just north of Lisbon. His 13 hectares of vineyards, situated 9 km from the coast, have soils of Kimmeridgian clay with high proportion of ocean fossils, similar to those found in Chablis. The vineyards are bathed by fresh Atlantic breezes, further enhancing the saline element in the wines and tempering the warmth of the region. He has been certified organic since 2015, no easy task in this humid climate. Pedro is fully committed to his organic winegrowing, despite the challenges of the humid mornings, strong winds and variable temperatures. He is prepared to lose crops in order to continue this style of farming, as he aims for the personality of a vineyard to be expressed in the glass.

Grapes are hand harvested and fermented with wild yeasts in stainless steel. It has some skin contact to extract flavour, body and texture. The wine stays on lees in stainless steel. No additives used during the winemaking process, apart from a touch of SO2, the wine is bottled without any fining or filtration

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