Once harvested by hand to small boxes and carefully selected, the grapes were gently pressed. The juice fermented with the wild yeasts at 225 liters old oak barrels. Nothing was added to the wine, apart from a small amount of SO2.
It was bottled without any finning or filtration in August 2017.
Product – Humus rosé
Producer – Encosta da Quinta, Lda.
Region – Óbidos / Lisboa
Vintage – 2016
Type – Rosé
Organic Certification – Sativa PT-BIO-03
Climate – Mediterranean with Atlantic influence
Grape Verieties – Touriga Nacional and Castelão
Soil Type – Clay – Calcareous
Harvest Period – October
Harvest method – Hand picked
Fermentation – Old oak Barrels
Ageing – Old oak Barrels
Bottled – August 2017
Alcohol – 11 % vol
SO2 total – <30 mg/l