Aphros Phaunus Pet Nat Brut Rose 2019 - Minho, PT
Alvarelhão (50%), Vinhão (50%)
Tasty, fresh, and very pale in the glass, with bright acidity and subtle fruit mingling with hibiscus and rosewater notes.
Macerated very briefly on the skins. Primary fermentation occurred partially in stainless steel tank and finished in bottle (ancestral-method sparkling). No added yeast or sugar. Disgorged after 5 months sur lie and bottled without filtration or stabilization.
Aphros produces wines that are an expression of their region, reflecting the unique soil conditions and varietals that are exclusive to the Vinho Verde region of Portugal. Vasco Croft leads this project as winemaker, with Rui Cunha as a consultant winemaker. The Aphros team harvests from 3 different Quintas, the oldest of which dates back to the 16 century. The sites are farmed using biodynamic techniques, producing harmony between soil, plants, animals, and human activity. No artificial chemicals are added to the soil and only natural compost and manure is used for fertilization. The wines that result from this care of the land are part of the “Slow Wine Movement” that is happening across Portugal.