Aphros Ten 2020

Region: Vinho Verde, Portugal
Grapes: Loureiro

Aphros winery is the brainchild of Lisbon architect Vasco Croft who decided to explore his passion for wine in a XVII century family estate located in the Vinho Verde Region. Interested in Steiner's philosophy since his youth, and having led the Waldorf education movement in Portugal for many years, he naturally follows the path of biodynamics. Mountain horses, sheep, bees and special water cascades are part of the farm life. The vines, carefully managed through cover crops, are treated with home made plant extracts. Being made from brandy, these preparations have their origin in the same vines they are destined to treat. 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.

Aphros' 'Ten' bottling of Loureiro takes its name from the concept of being fermented to roughly ten degrees of alcohol, leaving roughly ten grams per liter of residual sugar. Combine this structure with the crisp acidic balance of grapes grown in Iberia's cool northwest and you have the recipe for an intensely refreshing and crushable sipper.
Tasting Notes: Crystaline citrus color. Delicate tangerine and lime zest in a mineral, elegant, low alcohol profile where a touch of sweetness balances a lively acidity. The lightest and freshest of our wines.
Gastronomic suggestions: Ideal as apperitif. Accompanies fish, shellfish, sushi, salads and fruits.

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