Marcio Lopes


Pequenos Rebentos Alvarinho

Varietal: Alvarinho

Color: White

Farming Practice: Sustainable

Sustainable. 100% Alvarinho. Grown in the sub-region of Mancao and Melgaco, the vines are planted on granite soils at 300-400 meters above sea level. Hand-harvest and de-stemmed. Short skin contact for 8 hours followed by a gentle pressing. Slow natural fermentation for 15 days in small vat tanks, and aged on less with battonage for 5 months. 800 cases produced.

Pequenos Rebentos Tinto Atlantico

Varietal: Cainho Tinto, Pedral e Alvarelhao

Color: Red

Farming Practice: Certified Organic

Certified Organic. 80% Cainho Tinto, Pedral e Alvarelhao, and 20% other rare varieties. The vineyard is located in Barcelos and is made up from old, rare Portuguese varieties. The soils are largely granitic, which yield grapes with high natural acidity. The vines are 80 years old and are grown using Ramadas, a traditional trellising system. Hand-harvested, de-stemmed, and left to macerate on skins for 24 hours. After fermentation begins from indigenous yeast, the fruit is pressed and transferred to old barrels to complete. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and spends 8 months aging on lees in old barrels. No filtration, clarification, or stabilization. 150 cases produced.