Producer Profile

Bojo do Luar

The Bojo do Luar project was born from Savio's encounter with Fernando Paiva during a trip to the Vinho Verde region. Paiva, a pioneering biodynamic producer, sparked Savio's interest with his innovative techniques, such as incorporating ground chestnut flowers into the grapes and must before fermentation, and ceasing the use of SO2 since 2017. As a regional leader in non-interventionist winemaking, Paiva's influence extended to introducing Savio to Antonio Sousa, another biodynamic viticulturist who embraced traditional winemaking methods.

Where The Wines Come From

Vinho Verde

Natural wine production in Vinho Verde, Portugal, celebrates the region's unique terroir and centuries-old winemaking traditions. Situated in the lush, verdant northwest corner of Portugal, Vinho Verde is renowned for its cool, maritime climate and fertile soils. Indigenous grape varieties such as Alvarinho, Loureiro, and Trajadura thrive in this environment, producing wines that are crisp, aromatic, and refreshing. Natural winemakers in Vinho Verde embrace sustainable farming practices, nurturing their vineyards with care and respect for the land. In the cellar, they employ minimalist techniques, allowing the grapes to ferment spontaneously with native yeasts and minimal sulfur usage, resulting in wines that express the true essence of the grape and terroir. The resulting wines are vibrant, lively, and full of character, with a zesty acidity and a distinct minerality that reflects the region's coastal influence. Whether enjoyed as a young, vibrant quaffer or aged to develop additional complexity, natural wines from Vinho Verde offer a taste of Portugal's winemaking heritage and a refreshing glimpse into the future of sustainable viticulture.