This Pet Nat is from 80% Espadeiro and 20% Loureiro.
Both grapes sourced from Rui Paiva, nephew of Biodynamic producer Fernando Paiva. Rui has 4 hectares of mostly 20-year-old vines in the Vinho Verde area of Felgueiras. The harvest was done by three generations, Rui, his 80-year-old father and his nephew.
Grapes were placed on 20kg boxes and taken to Bojo do Luar cellar, 7km away. Upon arrival, the grapes were destemmed and moved into "talhas" (100-year-old, 1.100l amphoras) and stumped by foot.
To each amphora, 1kg of ground chestnut flowers was added and immediately mixed into the mass. The fermentation of the Espadeiro started spontaneously after three days and continued slowly for three weeks. Before it was completed, with around 18g/l of residual sugar left, the mass was pressed, blended with 20% of the Loureiro (Lou 38) and bottled, unfiltered with S02 added at bottling (30ppm).
Country Vinho Verde, Portugal
Grape Varieties 80% Espadeiro, 20% Loureiro
Bottle Size 75cl