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Aphros Louiero 2016
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Aphros Louiero 2016

 
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Wine & Spirits 92
"Youthful and substantial, this is a meaty loureiro that gains its texture and creamy, almost tannic power through some maceration with the skins before fermentation. The flavors are broad and open, with high tones of peach over umami-rich bass notes. The savory structure set the panel on a food riff…white sausages with morels and ramps…a savory egg custard with bacalhão and new potatoes…"

The Wine
-100% Loureiro
-Southern exposure
-From the Lima sub-region of the Vinho ... read more
Item ID: #30147
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine & Spirits 92
"Youthful and substantial, this is a meaty loureiro that gains its texture and creamy, almost tannic power through some maceration with the skins before fermentation. The flavors are broad and open, with high tones of peach over umami-rich bass notes. The savory structure set the panel on a food riff…white sausages with morels and ramps…a savory egg custard with bacalhão and new potatoes…"

The Wine
-100% Loureiro
-Southern exposure
-From the Lima sub-region of the Vinho Verde DOP
-Fermented with indigenous yeasts, aged on the fine lees for four months
-Granitic soils
-11,550 bottles produced

Farming Practice:Certified Biodynamic

The Estate
Founded in 2002, Aphros is a project designed to combine ecological and economical aspects to create true sustainability. Their belief is that nature and labor should combine in a meaningful way and they seek to capture this through Biodynamic viticulture, letting the uniqueness of the land shine through the fruit for inimitable wines. Loureiro and Vinhão have grown in these vineyards for centuries and serve as the reference point for the region.

The grapes are sourced from the Lima sub-region and the vines of Casal do Paço are situated in a south facing amphitheater north of the Lima River on gentle slopes with cool Atlantic breezes.

The winemaking is traditional, taking place in the basement beneath the main house. The cave is buried and naturally cool and damp. They once again straddle the line between modern and traditional character with the addition of modern stainless steel equipment and traditional open top lagars, granite stone tanks, for red wine production.

Aphros Wine

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Founded in 2002, Aphros is a project designed to combine ecological and economical aspects to create true sustainability. Their belief is that nature and labor should combine in a meaningful way and they seek to capture this through Biodynamic viticulture, letting the uniqueness of the land shine through the fruit for inimitable wines. Loureiro and Vinhão have grown in these vineyards for centuries and serve as the reference point for the region.

The grapes are sourced from the Lima sub-region and the vines of Casal do Paço are situated in a south facing amphitheater north of the Lima River on gentle slopes with cool Atlantic breezes.

The winemaking is traditional, taking place in the basement beneath the main house. The cave is buried and naturally cool and damp. They once again straddle the line between modern and traditional character with the addition of modern stainless steel equipment and traditional open top lagars, granite stone tanks, for red wine production.

Farming Practice:Certified Biodynamic

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