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Aphros - Silenus Vinhão Tinto

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The winemaking process begins with the grapes soaking with their skins and seeds in granite tanks at cool temperatures between 20 and 22 degrees Celsius. This is called fermentation with maceration. Next, the grapes are pressed to separate the juice from the skins and seeds. Then, the juice goes through a second fermentation, called malolactic fermentation, in stainless steel vats. This softens the acidity of the wine. After fermentation, the wine is aged in chestnut barrels for nine months. Here, the wine develops more complex flavors by resting on the spent yeast cells, called "sur lies" in French. Finally, the wine is filtered and bottled.

Aphros - Silenus Vinhão Tinto
Aphros - Silenus Vinhão Tinto Sale price€22,99

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Architect, educator, sculptor, and advocate of the Waldorf educational movement, Vasco Croft founded his winery on the family estate after an unusual encounter with a Buddhist monk. This event, which Vasco describes as a personal meeting with Dionysus. In 2003, he decided to start a wine project in Casal do Paço, a semi-abandoned estate that has been in his family since the 17th century. 

Casal do Paço is now recognized as a model ecological winery committed to the preservation of its ecosystems that include not only vineyards but also entire forests of acacias, oaks, eucalyptus, and old trees, home to wild boars, foxes and eagles.