2014 Achado E Perdidos Larinho BrancoCodega do Larinho from Portugal
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"Very intense aroma, with notes of minerality and white pulp fruits. On the palate, mouthfiling wine, well structured and balanced with the good acidity. The finish is long...
"Very intense aroma, with notes of minerality
and white pulp fruits. On the palate, mouthfiling wine, well structured and balanced
with the good acidity. The finish is long and lingering with a dry mineralogy. Pairs well with grilled fish, seafood and
Codega do Larinho is grape long since common...it used to be a grape that would get field blended into the port wine harvests, occasionally separated out for whote port, but most often simply a grape farmers would keep to make a house wine with." -Winery Grown in black schists with soem granitic sands present, the vine is bush-trained, hand harvested, and organically farmed. The vineyard is centenarian in the minimum, we know that much...but it could be 150-200...no good records to say for sure. After some minimal skin contact, the wine is pressed and fermented via wild yeasts in stainless steel tanks with temperature control. one year of bottle age prior to release. Only 300 cases produced and I bought them all. The vineyard is being tended by my friends Francisco and Joao, and its located at the Volta de Andreza, the most picturesque and steepest of the terraced banks along the Douro River.