Manual harvest with total destemming, crushing, followed by pressing. Cold settling for 2 days at a temperature of 10ºC, fermentation in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 16ºC. Stage in stainless steel on fine lees for 5 months. This is a fascinating and elegant style of Vinho Verde showcasing a more serious side to this wine region.
Notes on the producer
Portugal Boutique Winery is the project of Ricardo Sarrazola, born from the desire to preserve and pay homage to Portugal's centuries old tradition of wine. He started producing wines solely from the Douro, from a handful of special old-vine and high elevation in the Douro Valley before branching out into Vinho Verde country too, producing vibrant, single varietal expressions of Loureiro and Alvarinho.
Ricardo is part of the new wave of Portuguese winemakers prepared to put quality before quantity and pay a sustainable and decent price to the old growers who nurture the vines. Terroir, varietal expression, authenticity and the vintage year are the driving forces behind these beautiful and expressive wines.