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Aphros Wines

Phaunus Palhete

Loureiro2019Rosé

Minho, Portugal

11% ABV

Palhette is an intriguing ‘field blend’ rosé, following the medieval tradition of vinifying red and white grapes together to produce this wine of unique colour and beauty. One of a kind.

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Tasting notes

Herbs

Light

Characteristics

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BodyLight
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AromaMedium
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AcidityMedium

Whats the Occasion

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The grapes

  • Loureiro
  • Vinhão

Recommended Usage

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PAIR WITH

Salmon, Chicken (baked or grilled), Paella Valenciana

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DECANTER

Open and Drink

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SERVING TEMPERATURE

10 - 12°C

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STORAGE TIME

Drink Young

Tasting Notes

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  • Herbs

When you smell Phaunus Palhete, you start your journey by the joyfulness of tart cherry, pomegranate, and cranberries harmoniously balanced by hints of fresh cut grass and the warmth of dried herbs and rose petals.

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  • Light

When you taste Phaunus Palhete, you will be dazzled by the duality of the wines’ light body and soft tannins, resulting from the long maceration of both the red and white grapes. The fruit gives way on the palate to a sapid finish that happily invites another sip.

Minho, Portugal

Vines in the forests

A harmony of red and white grapes

The Brains Behind It

Vasco Croft

Vasco Croft is a jack of all trades. He started as an astrologer, moved onto architecture, dived into philosophy, dabbled in sculpture and woodworking, then met a Buddhist monk who shared a bottle of wine with him and changed his life. Vasco describes the encounter as a personal meeting with Dionysus. It led him to restore a semi-abandoned farmhouse, which had belonged to his family since the 17th century, and transform it into the Aphros project. Is Vasco a Faun in disguise? Well, there are rumours! More verifiably, his biodynamic and Dionysian approach to winemaking has met with astounding success, and his wines would be the pride of any Bacchanalia.

Vasco Croft