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Erupção Vulcânica Red by António Maçanita

24,90 €

Volcanic Eruption brings together the best wines from the 2018, 2019 and 2021 vintages in search of the expression of Pico's volcanic soils.

Open ruby colour, explosive nose with notes of red fruit, smoke, sea and some vegetable. The palate is fresh and textured with lots of salinity and fine tannins.

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Producer Producer: Azores Wine Company
Oenology: António Maçanita
Region Açores - Pico
Grapes Malvarisco, Bastardo, Rufete, Saborinho, Agronómica, Aragonês, Castelão, Touriga Nacional and others.
Soil Lagid and volcanic soils formed between 500 and 2000 years ago.
A unique terroir in the world, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, at the base of the volcanic mountain of Pico, the vineyards are planted in the crevices of the rock, next to the sea, where you can hear the "singing of the crab" because it is here that there is the most sun and heat. This proximity, sometimes just a few metres, means that the vines have to be protected by walls ("currais") from the strong, salty winds of the Atlantic.
Winemaking Selective manual harvesting in 20kg baskets, the grapes are selected on a sorting table, 30% whole bunch 70% destemmed, they fall by gravity into the vat. Spontaneous fermentation and maceration for 25 to 30 days on skins.
Aging 50% in barrels and 50% in stainless steel vats. Average ageing period of 30 months.
Capacity 750 ml
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 11%
Temperature 14ºC - 16ºC
Harmonizations Pot dishes, fatty meats, classic Azorean harmonisation with beef rump dishes, complex fish dishes such as caldeiradas and cataplanas.

The Azores Wine Company was founded on April 3rd, 2014, by the partners António Maçanita, Filipe Rocha and Insula Vinus, Lda.

The story of three people profoundly connected to the Azores who crossed paths by the end of the first decade of the 21st century, brought together by a passion to which they dedicate a significant part of their lives: wine and gastronomy.

Amongst the several projects they are involved in, we find wine production in Pico, the recovery of an endangered grape variety, as well as the promotion of the Azorean wine and gastronomy.

In 2010, António Maçanita began, along with the S. Miguel Agricultural Development Services, the winemaking work of the Terrantez do Pico grape variety. Unique in the world, this nearly extinct caste reveals a surprising freshness, mineral quality and salinity. The small production of this identity and authenticity filled wine, travels to several countries and becomes available to some of the best wine shops and top restaurants. The Azores come in big!

Afterwards, in 2013, there was a joint venue on Pico island, put together by Fita Preta wines and Insula Vinus, in order to produce a wine based on one more autochthon grape variety of the Region: Arinto dos Açores.

The team work, the friendship and the common vision to bring back to the Azores, Pico island in particular, the notoriety of past times challenged them into a new project.

This is how the Azores Wine Company was born and in 2014, the first year, it was already producing 10.000 bottles. The single varieties white wines Arinto dos Açores and Verdelho O Original of the Rare Grapes Collection represent more than half the production. However, the red and rose wines are also quite surprising.

The first Azorean sparklings are also a part of this story. It was made in 2011 by António Maçanita in the Terrantez do Pico project (in S. Miguel island) and in 2014 the first Arinto dos Açores sparkling, already under Azores Wine Company signature.

Lastly, there is the work already being developed in the fortified wines domain, in search of the famous Pico wines that travelled the world over 400 years ago.

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Agostinho F. published the 09/01/2024 following an order made on 02/01/2024

5/5

Completamente diferente de tudo o que António Maçanita já tinha feito. Gostei bastante.

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