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Uivo Vinhas Velhas White 2021

13,50 €

This wine shows the old vines concentration with delightful aromatic and flavor intensity. Orange peel, amaro liqueur, saffron, fennel seed and dried apricots soar from the glass. The medium-bodied palate is moderately juicy and offers a pleasant roundness. It is all held intact by pleasantly dry tannins and high acidity, leading to a medium long finish.

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Producer Producer: Folias de Baco
Oenology: Tiago Sampaio
Region Douro
Grapes Old vines (+70 years old), planted with a mix of native varieties (more than 15), being Gouveio, Viosinho and Rabigato, the main varieties.
Soil The vineyards are located in the sub-region of Cima-Corgo (Alijó), at an average altitude of 500-600 meters, growing in schist and granitederived soils and naturally farmed.
Winemaking Grapes picked in September.
Cold soak of 24 hours (part of the final blend), followed by pressing. No SO2 added at crush.
Barrel fermentation in new and used French and Chestnut Oak barrels (30% new), followed by a 12 month ageing on the fine lees.
Bottled in February of 2023
Aging 12 months in barrels and cement tanks.
Capacity 750 ml
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 12,5%
Temperature 10ºC - 12ºC
Harmonizations Cod cakes with bean rice, prawn breadcrumbs and stewed squid with tomato sauce.
Wine's Awards 90 Points - Revista de Vinhos (Wine Magazine)

Farmer, winegrower, winemaker and producer Tiago Sampaio is responsible for the creation of the company Folias de Baco and all its aromas and flavours. It carries with it the taste and the dream of one day being able to turn into reality what he learned and aspired from a young age. It is in Douro lands, piggybacked by his grandfather, that he has his first contact with agriculture and the world of wines. It is in this environment that Tiago Sampaio learns to know a trade that was born out of pure curiosity to become, today, his work and research space.

In 2007, after a PhD in Viticulture and Oenology, at Oregon State University, he returned to Portugal and created Folias de Baco.

A year later, under the brand “Olho no Pé”, the first two wines, rosé and white, are launched, followed by pinot noir, late harvest, red and moscatel in the following years. The recognition of the quality of the wines produced comes shortly afterwards, as attested by the numerous prizes awarded by the speciality press and the opinions of the most notorious oenophiles.

The sustained growth of the business now allows Tiago to dream bigger, entering into new projects, which in time will be revealed, not always forgetting the roots that have always accompanied him.

Dry Sweet
Un-oaked Oak aged
Light Full-bodied
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