Aphros Ten 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 13 and 16°c.
- on lees for 2 months, no fining, filtration and bottling.
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.
The nose expresses notes of mandarin zest and lime zest on a mineral profile. The palate is elegant and low in alcohol despite the southern exposure of the vines, the wine is perfectly balanced between softness and liveliness. It is the lightest and freshest wine in the Aphros range.