Adega Regional De Colares 2014 - Arenae Malvasia 500 ml.
Size: 500 ml.
Led by viticulturist/enologist Francisco Figueiredo, the Adega Regional de Colares is one of the most conscientious and quality-driven cooperatives in the world of wine. All farming is carried out by hand; organic viticulture is encouraged amongst its partners, and the winemaking is a mixture of tradition and innovation – indigenous yeasts for fermentation in vats and a long elevage in century-old Brazilian foudres and old barrels. The Adega Regional has worked tirelessly to preserve the rich history of Colares winegrowing and the singularity of the region’s native grapes and profound terroir. Located some 30 miles west of Lisbon, Colares D.O.C. produces some of Portugal’s longest lived wines from indigenous grapes - Ramisco for reds, and Malvasia de Colares for whites. These vines are planted untrained in sand dunes (dry sand palisades) 100 meters above the Atlantic Ocean overlooking the coast. Thanks to the sandy soils phylloxera cannot live here, allowing the vines to be planted on their own roots, or piè franco. Unfortunately, due to the demand for vacation homes in the area, what was once one of the largest regions of ungrafted vines in the world has gradually been grubbed up to make room for new construction. Colares is now Portugal’s smallest D.O.C., at just 12 hectares in total.