Tez 2020

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Fermented with chestnut flowers, this lively orange wine is a low intervention blend of Avesso and Arinto. It has great mineral acidity combined with some tannins. A complex combination of lemon zest, artichoke and lively stone fruit notes. A perfect high-toned wine you can dance with all night long!

 

Featured in February 2021 Wine Club!


ABV:

  • 12%

Vintage:

  • 2020

Type:

  • Orange

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natural wine pairings

Pairings

Hard Cheeses, Summer Salad, Seafood

natural wine varietal

Varietal

Avesso, Arinto

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Adventure Level

Funky

Region

Vinho Verde,

The Producer

About Bojo do Luar

The Bojo do Luar project came to life during a trip Savio made to the Vinho Verde region. Here he met Fernando Paiva, a biodynamic producer who has been experimenting with adding ground chestnut flowers to the grapes and must before fermentation began. Meanwhile he’s halted using SO2 altogether since 2017. Fernando is a regional reference for non-interventionist winemaking. He was the first Portuguese producer to acquire the DEMETER certification and through him Savio met another producer, Antonio Sousa, who practiced biodynamic viticulture, but still used traditional and conventional winemaking methods in the cellar. Savio was undeterred and saw this as an opportunity: to use the traditional autochthonous varietals of Northern Portugal, and apply his knowledge and experience of many decades working with French producers, mainly in Burgundy and Loire. With Antonio’s winemaking experience and openness to experiment using a non-intervention approach in the cellar, the Bojo do Luar wines started to take shape. The region has a mostly cool temperate climate throughout Spring, then very warm days, and cool nights until the harvest in September. Five red grape varietals and three whites were chosen for their natural high levels of tartaric acids and low PH. -Savio Soares Selections.

About the Region

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.

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