Achados E Perdidos '28 Uvas' 28 Grape Field Blend 2018
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Aromas of warm blueberry pie, thyme, and rosemary, and the sun on hot rocks. This 29 grape field blend is grown at elevation in a vineyard of black schist, and some granitic sand. On the palate the tannins and fruit are seamless from the first sip, with the midpalate surge of freshness, with dark red, black and blue fruits, more herbs and a hint of smoky stony earth. the finish is cocoa-laden and properly grippy, ... read more
Item ID: #29807
Location at store:107c,111b
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by vol: 13.5%

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Aromas of warm blueberry pie, thyme, and rosemary, and the sun on hot rocks. This 29 grape field blend is grown at elevation in a vineyard of black schist, and some granitic sand. On the palate the tannins and fruit are seamless from the first sip, with the midpalate surge of freshness, with dark red, black and blue fruits, more herbs and a hint of smoky stony earth. the finish is cocoa-laden and properly grippy, relaxing into a fairly nice velvety mouthfeel. Perfect for any red blend lover. Pair with anything off the grill, tuna, steaks, BBQ.

Achados e Perdidos 28 Uvas 2016
REGION D.O.C. Douro
GRAPES Field blend of 28 varietals
VITICULTURE Organic farming
VINICULTURE Natural yeast fermentation in cement vats,
finished in stainless steel. No oak.
SOIL Black schist with some granitic sand.

Achados e Perdidos means Lost and Found in Portuguese.. This particular wine is the result of a bottle shared among
friends. One friend bought a bottle of his grandfather's tinto to share with two more friends whom he knew to be in search of
old vines to work with. The grandfather in question wasn't selling wine, just making it for himself and the extended family, all
of whom had moved away from the agrarian life for jobs in the city. The winemaking duo were sufficiently impressed, most of
all by the detail shared by the grandson..."it's a field-blend." They asked for a visit and upon their arrival the vineyard's site,
3/4 of the way up the terraces Volta de Andrea, they found the future of their most interesting project in the Douro valley to
date.
This vineyard proved to indeed have 28 red grapes and 1 white grape planted within it's limits. (The white ceased to be
blended into the wine when the winemakers realized it was Codega do Larinho. Now this white is bottled as Achados e Perdidos
Branco 'Codega do Larinho', a mono-varietal wine separately, and aged for a year in bottle before release.)
The grapes are grown in black schists with some granitic sands present, and the vines are bush-trained, organically-farmed,
and hand-harvested. The vineyard is centenarian in the minimum, we know that much...but it could be 150-200 years old...no
good records that could say for sure. They de-stem the majority of bunches, but do include some whole cluster in an optimal
vintage. A long pre-fermentation cold soak in cement vats occurs, where wild yeast does the work. The wine undergoes some
malolactic in stainless steel, usually to completion.
The derivative of the practice of field blending today is something that was always done back in the day. It came about because
most families used to make a quantity of wine for Port that would age well....what kind of port they could make was
determined by where they weremore extreme temps, more altitude, etc. They would typically separate out some of the fruit,
as has always been a tradition, for making some table wine from the grapes used in the vintage port. So, this blend is the
continuation of that tradition, trying to communicate the freshness and structure of a region not via a specific grape, but more
so by a specific place.
The vineyard is now tended by my friends Francisco and Joao, and where it is located 3/4 of the way up the terrace of the
Volta de Andreza, the most picturesque and steepest of the terraced banks along the Douro River.

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