Aphros-Wine

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PRODUCER: VASCO CROFT
OENOLOGUES: PEDRO BRAVO / RUI CUNHA  
REGION: VINHO VERDE - SUB-REGION OF LIMA  
VARIETY: Vinhão 100%    
EXPOSITION: South  
AREA: ± 2,0 ha
PRODUCTION / HA: ± 4.000 litros / ha
HARVEST DATE: 12 to 24September 
ALCOHOL: 13,00 % Vol. 
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2,60 g / dm3 
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6,70 g (Tartaric Acid) / dm3
pH: 3,37
VINIFICATION: Fermentation with maceration in granite tanks at temperatures between 19 and 22oC. After fermentation maceration with skins in inox vats / Pressing / Malolatic fermentation / Aging in French oak barrels for 9 months “sur lies” / Decantation / Bottling.. 
PRODUCTION: 2100 litres - 2800 bottles
BOTTLE PER BOX: 6
BOXES PER LAYER: 11 or 14 boxes 
BOXES PER PALETTE: 77 or 98 boxes 
BEST SERVED: 10 to 12 oC

Tasting Notes: Intense purple colour, almost touching black. Concentrated aroma showing exotic wild berries jam, vanilla and spices. Elegant, potent, and voluminous in the mouth, with a silky texture. A complex and well structured wine, yet faithful to the irreverent acidity of the Region.

Gastronomic suggestions: Steak with cream, cheese or pepper sauce; herb grilled lamb, game, pasta, Indian and Thai food.


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