Vale da Capucha Alvarinho, Lisbon, Portugal

A richer style Alvarinho with a lovely golden colour, aromas of white peach and yellow pear, thats round in the mouth with buttery and spicy lees and finishes with a  freshness with lifted citrus notes. It is an amazing organic wine from the west coast of Portugal in the Lisbon region.

Food Match: Oven cooked fish, more heavily seasoned fishes, smoked fish. Perfect with hard matured cheeses because of it high acidity!

Wine Facts:

Diets Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free
Grapes Albarino
Sugars 2g/l Residual Sugar Only
Sulphites 35mg/l Natural & Added Sulphites
ABV 13.0% 
Vintage 2015


Read more about no sulphites added wine labelling here
 (short read). Find out more about differences between organic, vegan and natural wines here (long read). 

Location: DOC Torres Vedras, Lisboa region

Climate: Atlantic. Misty mornings and windy afternoons. Mild temperatures. Dominant maritime influence from salt water in the air

Terroir: Clay-limestone rich with fossils. Various expositions and altitudes from 50-150m

Viticulture: (training/trellising, vineyard activity) VSP in 2,5x1m. Double guyot or single cordon. Indigenous grapes grown at 8km from the Atlantic Ocean in limestone soils rich with fossils. Maximum human work in the vineyard and minimum intervention in the winery. 

Organically farmed since plantation, promoting biodiversity in the soil by using natural products to treat the vineyard. No insecticides. Hand pruning, hand and tractor spraying with plant infusions, sulphur and copper (max 6kg/ha/year). “On foot vineyard work” green pruning, plant orientation in order to have healthy microclimate.

Vinification:

  • Manual harvest
  • Whole bunch pressing. One third of the pressed grapes is kept to be added to fermentation the next day. One third of the pressed grapes is kept to be added to fermentation the next day, so the fermentation is with skin contact.
  • Fermented in stainless vat. Juice rests for a day, it is racked from very heavy lees and the pressed grapes (SKINS) are added. Starts to ferment naturally for 40 days. Temperature does not rise above 20ºC. Juice ferments with SKINS for 3 weeks, then they are taken off. The resulting wine stays on fermentation lees until bottling in August of 2014 (20 months).
  • No cold stabilisation, no fining, no filtration. A small amount of SO2 to avoid bad flora in the pressing and a bit in bottling.
  • No malolactic fermentation

You'll get Wine Drops for this purchase.


Loyalty Info

We would like to make wine shopping exciting and rewarding for you. Each time you make a purchase or refer your friend to us, you will earn Wine Drops - points that you can exchange for £5 and £20 vouchers and then pay for your wine with them! 4 friends will 'earn' you £40 worth of vouchers! Refer to the side widget 'Wine Drops' to learn more.

Delivery

UK Delivery

We offer 5 working days Courier Delivery to mainland UK only for £9.90. Reduced Courier Delivery fee for orders between £100 - £150. Free for orders over £150. We don't earn a penny on delivery charge. More on delivery

International Delivery

We offer delivery to Northern Ireland, Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands for £22.99 (taxes not included). Please contact us for corporate or gift orders

Returns

All our wines are tasted by our wine expert and we hope you will love them too! In case a particular bottle appears to be faulty (technical fault that results in off-flavours), we will credit the value of the product for your next order upon receiving the return. Please contact us. 100% quality guarantee!


Next Previous