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Azores Wine Company
49,90€
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Capacity

0,75L

Range

Rare Grape Colection

Wines Variety

White

Volcanic

Grape Varieties

Terrantez do Pico

Producer

Azores Wine Company

Harvest

2021

Wine Regions

Açores

Wine Freshness

Fresh

Wine Styles

Old Vines

Indigenous Wine

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Dry Wine

Unoaked Wines

Azores Wine


Harvest


2021

Grapes


100% Terrantez do Pico

Concept


Terrantez do Pico is an indigenous grape variety exclusive to the Azores Islands. The last count of vines of this variety, outside the official services trials, was less than 100 plants when António Maçanita decided to get involved in the recovery of this variety. Today it is gradually being replanted which gives hope. This wine demonstrates the potential of this unique grape variety, in this "extreme" volcanic terroir, in a pure, mineral, and saline wine... hoping it will contaminate others to keep it alive.

Tasting Notes


Bright citrus yellow, intense floral nose, with notes of tea, bergamot and iodine. Rich full attack, with a touch of iodine and salt.

Gastronomy


Fresh, with good acidity and some unctuosity, and a great saline component. Works with grilled fish, salads and fresh seafood.

Viticulture


A unique terroir in the world, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, at the base of the Pico volcanic mountain, the vineyards are planted in the crevices of the rock, near the sea, where you can hear the "crab singing", because this is where there is more sun and heat. A proximity of, sometimes, few meters that requires the vineyard to be protected by walls (currais), from the strong and saline winds of the Atlantic.

Vinification


Selective manual harvest in 20kg baskets, mostly from the island of Pico and a small percentage from São Miguel. Whole bunch pressing, racking after 12h. First presses fermented in stainless steel vats with temperature control in order to maintain the purity of the grape variety and second presses fermented in barrels of 3rd year (30%).

Storage and Service


Keep at 6-8ºC to be served at 10ºC, and to drink at 12ºC.


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