Elegance on a grand scale. Lightly oaked and perfectly balanced, with a silky texture and crisp edge. The nose is jam-packed with plums, mulberries, blackberries, and anise. On the palate, black cherry, and raspberry fruit tones with creamy and chocolaty oak flavors. Delicious with poultry and pork dishes.
Natalia Jessa arrived in Portugal from Poland by way of Ireland where her experience as a buyer and student of wine gave her a macro point of view on the world of buying and selling wine. A subscriber to the “drink it, don’t overthink it” mantra, Natalia saw the undiscovered potential in many Portuguese wine regions, and knew she could make wines that over delivered in every sense. The mission of Gota Wines is to showcase the top regions of Portugal at accessible prices. Natalia works closely with small growers to make authentic expressions of each region using only local varieties.
Azahar Vinho Verde is a Loureiro-based blend of several varietals from an organically farmed vineyard close to the Atlantic Ocean. Prunus Blanco, an Encruzado-based blend, and Prunus Tinto, a Jaenbased blend are from organically farmed granite and clay vineyards in the lower elevations of the Dao. Bergamota is also from the Dão, but is a Touriga Nacional-based blend that is aged in French oak.
Winery/Producer: Gota Wines
Grape(s): 80% Jaen, 10% Tinto Roriz, 5% Alfrocheiro Preto, 5% Touriga Nacional
Style: Red, dry
Origin: Serra de Estrela, Dão, Portugal
Vinification: Organic farming practices. The grapes are hand harvested, cold soaked for 24-hours, and then fermented and macerated in stainless steel tanks with selected yeast. Once alcoholic fermentation completes, the wine is then aged for 6 months in 225L neutral French and Portuguese oak barrels. Natural malolactic fermentation. Fined, unfiltered. Vegan.
Aging: Aged in 225L neutral French and Portuguese oak barrels for 6 months.
% ABV: 13%