Antonio Madeira 2021 Palhete Ainda (6 x750)
A marvellous counterpoint to the simpler Aphros Palhete, this throwback wine is composed of no fewer than 40 different varieties. A co-fermentation of black grapes with 30% of over-ripe whites (which Antonio says renders the wine “gouleyant”), it is hard to imagine a more sheerly pleasurable glass of wine to drink.
Field blend of 40 different varieties, 25% white, 75% red varieties
2 weeks in lagares (open vats typical from Portugal)
Very gentle punchdown 2 mins on the morning and evening
Aging Duration (months)
Notes from the Producer: White (25%) and red grapes (75%) are fermented together in lagares, showing the traditional way of making wine in the past of Portugal.
Natural vinification. Fresh, easy drinking wine but with deepness and complexity.