Aphros, Vinho Verde Tinto, Portugal
Aphros is the project of Vasco Croft, a fomer Lisbon architect who has become one of the pioneers of biodynamic winemaking in Portugal. The estate spreads over nearly 20 hectares of land and forests, six of which are vineyards and four are chestnuts orchards.
This is a red Vinho Verde made from the indigenous Vinhao variety. Fermentation and then maceration on the skins occurs in granite tanks a controlled temperature of between 19-22c. Next there is the pressing, malolactic fermentation and then 9 months in old French oak barrels resulting in an elegant and lifted wine reflecting its cool climate origins with aromas of crunchy strawberry, sour cherry, mint and spice.Country - Portugal
Region - Vinho Verde
Appellation - Vinho Verde
Variety / Blend - Vinhao
Wine Style - Red Wine
Farming - Biodynamic