Aphros Phaunus Loureiro
Vinification: Harvested, crushed, de stemmed and pressed by artisanal processes / Spontaneous Fermentation with skins in Clay Amphorae, lined with beeswax / Aging “ser lies” for 7 months.
Phaunus "orange" is all Loureiro, with 8 weeks of skin contact and lees aging in 1,300L clay Talha amphorae from southern Portugal. The wine has nice lift from the natural acidity of the Loureiro grapes, while the maceration and lees aging give it texture and structure. As winemaker Miguel Viseu says, it's a wine "made in silence," with harvest by hand in the early morning, and no electricity used at any point in the process. A truly curious approach with a delicious result. Drink chilled, but not too cold.
Country Portugal / Sub Region Lima - Vinhos Verdes
Bottle Size 75cl