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wine from Azores Vinha dos Aards
Azores Wine Company
wine from Azores Vinha dos Aards
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Criação Velha

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Alicante Branco

Arinto dos Açores



Azores Wine Company



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Vinha dos Aards
D.O Pico


Arinto from the Azores (>90%), Verdelho, Alicante Branco and Boal.


12,0% Vol.


In this island, for more than 500 years, vineyards have been planted in the crevices of the volcanic rock, a few meters from the sea. But it is even earlier, in 1465, the arrival of Joss Hurtere, Captain Donatory of Pico and Fayal, who invited Joss Van Aard to the Azores. The Aards (Portuguese translation "da Terra") became one of the most important vineyard owners on the island, with some of the best parcels bordering the sea, in the 1st Jeirões. This is one of the plots on the first line of the sea, in the 1st Jeirões, which was sold by the family in 1923, replanted by the Cardozos in 1924, and which passes into our hands today.

Tasting Notes

Citrine yellow color with hints of straw, iodine aroma, salt, lime, pitanga. In the mouth, dense attack, very concentrated, vibrant acidity that remains until the end of the tasting. Then, salt, salt, salt and iodine, it's a wine that could only have been born in the sea.


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.


Volcanic lake of Criação Velha formed around 1500-2000 years ago.


1,45ha of 96 year old organic vines, planted in the crevices of the rock in the "Lagido da Criação Velha" and conducted close to the ground and protected by walls (currais), from the strong saline winds of the Atlantic. Distance to the sea: 60m.


Manual harvest, selection on the table of choice, direct pressing, decantation 12h cold, spontaneous fermentation. The first presses in stainless steel in a horizontal tank (60%) and the second presses in French oak barrels with at least 3 years of use (40%). Sulfur added only after fermentation.


18 months on lees without racking.


1.066 bottles of 0,75L released in April 2023.

Storage and Service

Store at 6ºC, serve at 10ºC and drink at 12ºC.

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