Folias de Baco
UIVO Curtido 2021
Case of 6 bottles
Our best-selling skin-contact "orange" wine.
Made from 100% Moscatel Galego grapes, hand-harvested in September from +40 year-old vines, grown on hillside slopes (schist and granite derived soils) in Alijó.
Whole clusters are put into cement tanks (no mechanical extraction) for 4 months on the skins; no SO2 added. Spontaneous fermentation with ambient yeasts, then pressed off in January and bottled without fining or filtering. Alc./vol.: 10.5%.
Our Tasting note: Intense straw yellow colour. Aromas and flavours of tangerine, nectarine, and lychee, with gentle floral/herbal notes. Medium-bodied, dry, refreshing acidity, some tannin tension and a long finish.
Pairing Suggestions: A complex wine to pair with grilled fish, shellfish, white meats, and strongly-flavoured vegetarian dishes.
FYI - UIVO - pronounced wee-voh - means “howl”, and has many connotations, including a reference frequent wildlife visits in the vineyards, which includes foxes.