2015 Aphros Daphne Sub-Região Lima, Vinho Verde DOC

“Substantial but delicate; evocative of field flowers and straw...”

2015 Aphros Daphne Sub-Região Lima, Vinho Verde DOC

Twelve hours of skin contact give this varietal Loureiro substance and richness. Subsequent fermentation in one-third large neutral barrels and two-thirds concrete egg means nothing’s in the way. Pure pear and silky laurel fruits are spangled with field flowers and straw, like a meadow in sunlight tossed by a salty breeze. It’s a wine that marvelously balances complexity and delicacy.

12% abv | Aphros works with Michael Skurnik in N.Y. and Winewise in Calif.
Sample tasted at the winery on 19 May 2016.

Read A Conversation With Vasco Croft Of Aphros: Part One and Part Two.

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