Vale de Capucha - Fossil. Branco 2017

Vale de Capucha - Fossil. Branco 2017

Regular price $18.00 $18.00 Sale

Fernão Pires, Arinto

Lisboa, Portugal 

Certified Organic 

From the importer -

Vale da Capucha was started on the family property by Pedro Marques and his brother within the Torres Vedras DOC, 45 minutes northwest of Lisbon, and about 10 kilometers away from the Atlantic Ocean. He began his journey to running the estate when he was only a child, when he helped harvest every year. In 2003, he interned in California, and from there it was decided that winemaking would be his full time career.

The estate is farmed organically and is certified. Pedro ferments all of his wines naturally and vinifications are done without any SO2 unless something extraordinary happens during harvest. The whites are pressed directly whole cluster and moved to stainless for fermentation, before some of them are moved to demi-muids for élevage, usually lasting approximately one year. The reds are destemmed and fermented in a variety of cement tanks, larger oak casks and demi-muids. All estate grapes are between 10-15 years old, with some purchased grapes from other family members in Torres Vedras where the vines are older.
Pedro’s wines are among the most compelling we’ve had from anywhere in Portugal, and we’ve been thrilled with every bottle we’ve opened. We have high hopes for this young winemaker, and will always be proud to have him be the first Portuguese winemaker in the Selection Massale family.