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Freire Lobo Wines - Vigno - Tinto 2020

Price: $15.00

Producer Freire Lobo Wines
Country Portugal
Region Dão
Varietal Touriga Nacional Alfrocheiro Jaen (Mencía) Tinta Roriz
Vintage 2020
Sku 019575
ABV 13.00%

Elisa Freire Lobo started her winemaking journey in 1996 when she began working and studying at Caves São João in Bairrada. The following year she spent in the Douro region with Anselmo Mendes. Though given that she grew up in the Dão, Elisa returned to her roots, quickly becoming the first female winemaker in the region. After working with many of the most respected producer in Dão, her next step was to take over her family vineyards in Oliveira do Hospital, which she did in 2010. Today, she organically (non-certified) and biodynamically farms 15 hectares of vines at an altitude of 550-600 meters above sea level. Biodiversity is practiced with a rotation of cover crops and sheep are utilized in the winter for grazing and natural fertilizer. Elisa works exclusively with traditional Portugeuse varietals (for reds... Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Roriz, Jaen, Alvarelhão, Baga, Tinto Cão and Rufete and for whites... Encruzado, Cerceal, Bical, Fernão Pires and Barcelo) grown in soils of sandy granite. Her goal is to craft authentic, terroir-driven wines that reflect their origin. Harvests are completed manually and Elisa practices minimal intervention in the cellar, allowing for spontaneous fermentation to occur with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Wines are then allowed to age in the bottle.

The Freire Lobo Vigno Tinto is a dynamic blend of 40% Touriga Nacional, 30% Jaen (Mencía) and 30% Alfrocheiro sourced from Elisa's 60+ year old vines. Pouring a brilliant ruby red in the glass, this red blend emits ripe wild berry fruit aromas kissed with a touch of spice. The palate is elegant and complex offering flavors of spiced brambly fruit that is supported by soft acidity and silky tannins. The finish is long and deep. Enjoy with any prime cut of steak, roasts or sausage-based pasta dishes.

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