Varietal: 100% Arinto dos Acores
Region: Azores, Portugal
Vineyards planted from 1984-2004. Tended in volcanic basalt at sea level, less than 50m from the Atlantic Ocean. Hand harvested to 40kg baskets, heavy triage, then racked to small stainless steel tanks. These tanks were laid down in the fashion of a barrel in order to facilitate battonage during aging.
Brilliant green/yellow. Explosive aromas of lime zest, lemon, green mango and sea spray on the nose. A weighty, concentrated palate with intense citrus and green tropical fruits overlaid with assertive, salineinflected minerality. Incisive, laserfocused acidity runs through the mid palate, kept in balance by impressive mouthfilling richness. This is a structured, intense wine with capacity to age.