Adega dos Biscoitos Muros De Magma Verdelho

36.00

Adega Cooperativa dos Biscoitos was founded in 1999, in the Parish of Biscoitos, on the island of Terceira, Azores. In the century In the 16th century, the Biscoitos wine took on a notable importance when supplying the Caravelas on the Indies and Spices route. Among the products supplied to supply the fleets, there was Verdelho wine.

This micro-region Biscoitos, is volcanic to the core, made from Verdelho grape variety. The location is part of UNESCO World Heritage. Wine is currently produced here only on a mere 9 hectares.  The vineyards are planted in the so-called ‘curraletas’ of Biscoitos, part of the landscape and heritage of the Terceira Island. The vines grow on volcanic soils, surrounded by magma rocks that protect them from the strong winds of the Atlantic, originating a unique and special wine.

Stunning wine that is worth every penny.

 

 

 

Description

Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Intense yellow colour
Nose Austere aroma, typical from this grape
Palate Dry with incredible minerality, subtle notes of citrus and basalt notes, saline finish. Pure Terroir

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Verdelho
Alcohol % 12.5%
Style Vulcanic, Dry White wine
Estate/Producer Adega Dos Biscoitos/ Anselmo Mendes & Diogo Lopes
Country Portugal
Region Azores
Vintage 2015
Vinification Handpicked grapes into 20 kg wicker baskets and carried to the winery in a short period of time. Soft pressing of the whole de-stemmed grape. After the cold clarification a 20 days period of fermentation. 5-month ageing on fine lees with bâtonnage.
Closure Drink now, will keep for up to 3 years
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Ready to be enjoyed but has age potential up to 4/5 years

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