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Pequenos Rebentos, Ancestral, 2020

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White Flowers, Melon, Citrus

Farming

Sustainable

Producer

Marcio Lopes

Grape

Loureiero

Wine Type

White Sparkling

Country

Portugal

Region

Vinho Verde DOC, Vinho Verde

Vintage

2020

Alcohol

12.5%

Size

75cl

 

The grapes are pressed and fermented in stainless-steel tanks using natural yeasts. Before fermentation is complete the wine is bottled under crown cap to finish fermentation in bottle in the ancestral style. The wine isn’t filtered, and there are no sulphur additions. This is fun, funky fizz, pure unadulterated joy. Can appear hazy in the glass.

Notes on the producer

Márcio Lopes studied as an engineer, but cut his winemaking teeth working for two years with Vinho Verde master Anselmo Mendes in Melgaço. He then traveled to Australia where he made wine in Rutherglen and Tasmania, another cool climate region. He returned to Portugal in 2010 to start his own projects, including Pequenos Rebentos in Vinho Verde. His winemaking is low intervention, he ferments using natural yeasts, and like many of our producers he believes that if the fruit is good enough he will make quality wines with balance that reflect his terroir. This seems to be working - his wines are distinctively fresh and vibrant, showing bright and clear typical variety aromas.


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