Azores Wine Company

Azores Wine Co. Terrantez do Pico 2016

£60.00
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  • Azores Wine Co. Terrantez do Pico 2016

Azores Wine Company

Azores Wine Co. Terrantez do Pico 2016

£60.00
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Nowhere is quite like the Azores. Its UNESCO world heritage listed vines are planted next to a volcano in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. But for over a hundred years its wine industry had largely been forgotten, never having properly recovered from phylloxera and mildew outbreaks in the 1850s.
The extraordinary Azores Wine Company was set up in 2014 by two Azoreans - Filipe Rocha and Paulo Machado - and charismatic rugby-playing, surfing winemaker António Maçanita with just 12 hectares of vines, some 100-years-old. Terrantez do Pico is a native grape that can be extremely textural and expressive with layer upon layer of flavour. Indeed this wine has had such success it has lead to a rush of plantings across the Azores islands.
We adore the citrus zing here - pineapple and particularly grapefruit - then at turns really marine and salty. It's made in stainless steel as well as oak barrels. A remarkable achievement from what can be described no less as a revolutionary movement, returning an utterly unique wine region to former splendour.
92 points - Sarah Ahmed - Decanter (July 2017)

 Origin

Açores | PORTUGAL

Grapes
Terrantez do Pico

 

30 bottle(s) available for next day delivery*

*If you need a bigger quantity and can wait a little bit longer please contact us and we shall do our utmost to squirrel out some extra bottles for you as soon as we can.