Grape: Field blend of 15 native varietals.Region: Portugal> Douro. Notes: 80yr old vines (Vinhas Velhas), organic, natural winemaking, 12 months French Oak, vegan-friendly.
Tiago Sampaio is the innovative young winemaker of Folias de Baco, a project he started in 2007 after agricultural studies at Santo Tirso. Located in the Alto Douro, in the sub-region of Cima-Corgo – where the land is rough, tough and challenging – you will find his vines clinging to the slopes of schist and granite at an altitude between 500-700m.
The Vinhas Velhas Branco Reserva displays deep straw yellow color with aromas of yellow plum, straw, and peach pit. The palate reveals hints of mineral stone, dried honey, and oxidaises. Medium-bodied wine with a really nice unfiltered texture of nectarine and/or peach pith.
Food pairings: Crepes, oysters, duck confit, swordfish steak, olives/caper dishes, chutney, etc.