Arinto from the Azores (>95%), field blend.
On this island, vines have been planted for over 500 years in the cracks of the volcanic rock, just a few meters from the sea, where you can hear the "singing of the crab". After the devastating attack of phylloxera and powdery mildew in the 19th century, the stubborn hand of man kept a small pocket of vines that resisted extinction. This "Canada do Monte" is from one of those vineyards that has resisted and remained the guardian of the unique Azorean grape varieties and a witness to traditional winemaking.
Citrine yellow color, iodine aroma, salt, lime. In the mouth dense concentrated attack, acidity cuts in the middle and remains until the end of the tasting, salt, salt, salt and iodine, is a "slap" of the sea.
2134 bottles of 0.75L
Produced from a 60 to 80 year old vineyard at 580m from the sea, where Arinto from the Azores dominates, but there are also Verdelho, Boal (Malvasia Fina) and white Alicante (Boal deAlicante). Volcanic mudstone soils formed 1500-2000 years ago. Harvested by hand, selection on table, direct press, decanted 12h in cold, first pressing vinified in stainless steel in horizontal vat (70%), 2nd pressing fermented in 3 year old French oak barrels (30%), without batônnage for 12 months.
A wine born in the sea, ready to harmonize with seafood, bitter fish (mullet, sea roe, sea urchins) but with a density and concentration to work with white meats with burnt fat, like a good suckling pig or even a pork belly.
Keep at 6-8ºC, to be served at10ºC, and drink at 12ºC.