Varieties and Vines

Loureiro

Forming with Alvarinho the most aromatic duo of Vinho Verde varieties, Loureiro finds its fullest expression in Lima Valley. With primary aromas where citrus fruits predominate, young Loureiro wines typically show floral notes of Laurel and Roses. Litchi, peach, apple and perfumed melon are other possible nuances around the citric core. As it ages (good Loureiro wines age marvelously) the minerality comes forth with smokeyness and petroleum, with hints of dried fruits, orange blossom and honey.
“Loureiro is a grape so light and subtle it makes Audrey Hepburn look like a heavy weight”. Jonathan Nossiter

Loureiro Vines

Casal do Paço:
Soil: granitic, sandy.
Exposition: South/Southwest
Year of plantation: From 1992 to 2007
System: single chord
Area: 2,20Ha

Espadanal:
Soil: granitic, sandy.
Exposition: South
Year of plantation: 2007
System: single chord
Area: 1,06Ha

Casanova:
Soil: Sandy granitic, Limestone
Exposition: South
Year of plantation: 2009
System: single chord
Area: 4,08 Ha

Valflores:
Soil: Sandy granitic, limestone
Exposition: Southwest
Year of plantation: 1992 and 2010
System: Single chord
Area: 3,00 Ha


Vinhão

A teinturière grape which the most planted red variety in the Vinho Verde Region. It is known as Sousão in Douro, where it is used for making assemblages for Port wine. Very deep in color, Vinhão wines are intensely fruited (black cherries, raspberries, cassis), tannic and with a challenging acidity that makes them highly gastronomic.
Due to their irreverent and unusual character, Vinho Verde reds are probably the most original and at the same polemic wines of Portugal. The attention paid in recent years by international writers to Afros Vinhão has raised the discussion, making it one of the most talked about Portuguese varieties.

Vinhão Vines

Casal do Paço:
Soil: Sandy granitic
Exposition: South
Year of plantation: 1998
System: Single chord
Area: 1,5 Ha

Casa Nova:
Soil: Sandy granitic, Limestone
Exposition: South
Year of plantation: 2009
System: Single chord
Area: 2,17 Ha

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