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Vinhos Imperfeitos … White 2018

105,40 €

This wine is born in acknowledgment of the unique characteristics of Vinhos Verdes region for the creation of world-class wines and a unique relationship between Dirk Niepoort and Carlos Raposo. Due to this relationship and after many wine experimentation in the region, Carlos managed to vinify the wine he idealized. Believing in Nature, a great wine is born only if the winemaker fully respects his grapes, interfering as little as...

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Producer Carlos Raposo Imperfect Wines
Region Vinho Verde DOC
Grapes Arinto, Loureiro and Avesso
Soil Mostly made with grapes from Baião sub-region, harvested from vineyards with 45 years and planted in a granite soil. Chosen solely for their precision, freshness and delicacy.
Winemaking Attentive at the time of harvest and after tasting berries again and again in the vines, the grapes were harvested at the right moment of maturation. After a careful selection, they were delicately pressed and fermented slowly at low temperatures, with the aim of respecting the raw material and enhancing the primary aromas.
After 10 months we have a balanced white wine with an inexplicable precision and an aromatic freshness worthy of its region.
Aging Stainless steel tanks.
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 12%
Bottle Size: 75 cl
Temperature 10ºC - 12ºC
Harmonizations Shellfish, delicate fish, sushi and soft cheeses.
Vegetarian suggestions: Caesar salad, aubergines and humus.
Wine's Awards 18 Points - Revista de Vinhos Magazine

From an early age Carlos Raposo realized his connection with nature, for that reason at the age of 16 he followed oenology and viticulture at the CVR Bairrada School. At the age of 20, he left for France, where he studied for seven years in Bordeaux and Burgundy. He obtained a degree in Viticulture from the University of Burgundy and a master’s degree in oenology from the University of Bordeaux.

During his studies, he worked at the Château Smith Haut Lafitte and Château Malescot Saint Exupery in Margaux. After that, he looked for other experiences and worked at the Quinta Sardonia in Ribera del Duero (Spain), Robert Craig in Napa Valley (USA) and Stuart Wines Company in Heathcote (Australia).

In 2011, at the age of 27, he returned to Portugal, where he started working with Dirk Niepoort. Though young, his experience around the world, passion and dedication made him the key man of Dirk, at Quinta de Nápoles in the Douro region. He worked hard to sculpt delicious wines like the Batuta, elegant as the Coche, with character as Robustus and Redoma. But also the Turris and all the other projects he has grabbed, from Dão to Vinhos Verdes. Carlos partially left Niepoort in mid-2018, continuing to work with Dirk in the Vinhos Verdes project.

In 2018, he returned to the origins, creating its own project called Imperfect Wines. Carlos is from the Dão region, knows very well the potential of the region and has long dreamed up the wines he wants to make there:

I love fresh, mineral, complex, deep whites and red wines with a hint of rusticity, forest and spices. I believe that the region of Dão is perfect for this type of wine, always thinking about the potential of aging, of whites and reds made by Eng. Cardoso de Vilhena in the Dão study center, a world reference, at the level of the best nectars of our world, very close to heaven … yes that’s what I want to do!

Dry Sweet
Un-oaked Oak aged
Light Full-bodied
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