Aphros-Wine

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PRODUCER: VASCO CROFT                                   
OENOLOGUES: PEDRO BRAVO / RUI CUNHA  
REGION: VINHO VERDE - SUB-REGION OF LIMA  
VARIETY: Vinhão 100%    
EXPOSITION: South  
AREA: ± 20 ha
PRODUCTION / HA: ± 4.000 litros / ha
HARVEST DATE: 12 to 24 September 
ALCOHOL: 12,00 % Vol. 
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3,10 g / dm3 
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5,80 g (Tartaric Acid) / dm
pH: 3,24
VINIFICATION: Fermentation with maceration in granite tanks at temperatures between 19 and 22ºC Pressing / Malolatic fermentation 2nd Fermentation in bottle - Classic Method.
PRODUCTION: 1.448 litres - 1.930 bottles
BOTTLE PER BOX: 6
BOXES PER LAYER: 11 or 14 boxes 
BOXES PER PALETTE: 77 or 98 boxes 
BEST SERVED: 10 to 12 oC

Tasting Notes: Deep red / purple in colour, this wine is experienced in 2 waves; the first is an exuberance of red fruits, with hints of dark chocolate suddenly irrupting in your palate; then comes a choir of refined tannins, echoing in the background for an ever lasting final.

Gastronomic suggestions: Accompanies Portuguese traditional gastronomy, as well as Italian, Indian, Thai, or any kind of spicy cuisine.

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