Avesso 2020

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Complex with a nice burst of fresh acidity from Portugal. The grapes are hand-harvested from 20-year-old vines followed by 9 months spent on lees. Lively aromatics of citrus, white flowers, and herbs. Finishes with a pleasant touch of sea salt!

Tasting Notes: Silky and elegant on the palate with stone fruit.

Pairing Suggestions: Grilled Vegetables, Lobster, Salads

Vinho Verde, Portugal

Type: White | Vintage: 2020 | Sulfur: Minimal | Varietal: Avesso | Alcohol: 13% | Production: Organic, Vegan | Style: Complex

Producer Profile

Based in the land of Baião, the estate was first established in 1991 with a family property called Casa do Arrabalde that has been in the family for six generations. The estate now spans a total of three parcels to include Quinta dos Espinhosos and Quinta de Santa Teresa. Their parcels are of low-to-moderate production in predominantly granitic soils and the estate is committed to expressing the character of the land, vineyards and varietals through not only regenerating the land through sustainable and integrated methods, but also the local community by recruiting and training local employees. Never using herbicides or synthetic products, they have a minimal interventionist wine making philosophy so that now, in 2019, they are certified organic. Quinta de Santa Teresa is located on the boarder of Vinho Verde and the Douro, with arranged terraces separated by granite walls. This makes it the perfect environment for Avesso, a varietal of remarkable acidity with conditions to ripen fully and reveal its true aging potential. Certified Organic & Vegan Friendly - Savio Soares Selections




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The Producer

About Quinta de Santa Teresa

Located in the land of Baião, the estate was established in 1991 with Casa do Arrabalde, a family property that has been in the family for six generations. Spanning three parcels including Quinta dos Espinhosos and Quinta de Santa Teresa, their vineyards thrive in predominantly granitic soils, producing low-to-moderate yields. Committed to expressing the character of the land and varietals, the estate focuses on sustainable and integrated methods, regenerating the land and engaging the local community through recruitment and training. With a minimal interventionist winemaking philosophy, they never use herbicides or synthetic products, achieving organic certification in 2019.

About the Region

Vinho Verde, Portugal

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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