85% Arinto dos Açores; Verdelho 15%.
Mineral and salty attack, it has the grape varietals and Azorean Terroir matrix, but with a much more exuberant, tropical aroma of the Azorean pineapple and passion fruit, fresh fruit with acidity.
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In the middle of the Atlantic, on the base of the volcanic mountain, the Volcanic Series are wines of pure volcanic terroir. These infertile, rocky soils defy the definition of usable soil. On the waterfront, planted on the “mother rock”, where nothing else could grow, grapes ripen as much as the brave Azorean climate allows, drawing this fresh, elegant and salty white wine.
In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, this unique terroir is situated at the base of the volcanic mountain of Pico. The vines for this wine are planted in the rock cracks at the foothills of the volcanic mountain so close to the ocean that the locals say you can hear the crabs singing.
The vineyards are protected from strong salty ocean winds by walls of rock known as “currais”.
Sustainably farmed vineyards planted to volcanic basalt. Hand harvested to 40kg baskets, heavy triage, then racked to small stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Conventional fermentation with cultivated yeasts, 8 months aging in stainless steel with extended lees contact.
Azores Wine Company