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.
Producer: Vasco Croft
Aphros Wine Lda.
Oenologues: Pedro Bravo / José Carvalheira
Region: Vinho Verde DOC – Sub-Region of Lima
Variety: Vinhão 100%
Area: ± 20 ha
Production / HA: ± 4.000 litros / ha
Harvest Date: 20 September to 30 September
Alcohol: 12,50 % Vol
Residual sugar: 0,60 g / dm3
Total acidity: 8,0 g (Tartaric Acid) / dm3
Total Sulfur dioxide: 49 mg/l
Vinification: Fermentation with maceration of the skins and pip in granite tanks at temperatures between 20 and 22º C. Foot treading / Pressing / Malolatic fermentation in inox vats / Aging in French oak barrels for 12 months “sur lies”/ Filtration / Bottling
Production 1.500 liters ≈ 2.000 bottles
Bottle per box: 6
Boxes per layer: 12 or 14 boxes
Boxes per palette: 96 or 112 boxes
Best served: 12 to 15 ºC