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Aphros 2018 Ouranos Alvarelhao Red (Vinho Verde)
Pale like Poulsard and scented like Syrah, this new wine from Aphros meets the challenge of making something both original and haunting from a variety usually consigned to a blending role. Vasco sourced clonal material of this relatively scarce grape (also known as Brancellão) throughout the region eight years before this inaugural vintage. Pale in colour, despite a month of skin contact, and sporting just 11% alcohol (as is now the wont at this address), it has surprising depth of flavour.
25% Whole Cluster; 3 days cold maceration and 3 weeks after fermentation ends.
once per hour until 1/3 fermentation, 2 times a day until the end of fermentation afterward.
Used Barrique 40%, Stainless Steel 60%
Aging Duration (months)
Yes, 15 g/L
Moinho (meaning: water mill)
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