Aphros Loureiro 2019
- Grape variety
- Drinking window
- The grapes undergo a short skin maceration, then they are pressed. The juice then settles in stainless steel vats and fermentation starts between 12 and 18°c.
- on lees for 2 months, no fining, filtration and bottling.
Aphros is a new partner of The Portugal Collection. While our other partners at Vinho Verde focus mainly on the Alvarinho grape variety, Vasco Croft is entirely dedicated to making the best possible wines from the Loureiro grape variety.
He has opted for a biodynamic approach in his vineyard.
Vasco Croft has two wineries, the modern, recently built cellar where the wines are vinified using modern tools (vibrating sorting tables, stainless steel vats with temperature control, etc.) and an old medieval cellar where modernity is totally excluded, the cellar is not even connected to electricity.
The Phaunus cuvées are made in this old cellar, the wines are made in clay amphoras.
Vasco's more conventional Aphros and Phaunus vintages, together with the Loureiro, reach an unequalled level.
A wine with the backbone of the minerality of granite, the nose is dominated by fruit and floral aromas, including hints of lime and orange essential oils. The attack on the palate is voluminous and the vibrant acidity reinforces the length and persistence of this wine.