Aphros Phaunus Loureiro
Region: Vinho Verde
Aphros is the project of Vasco Croft, a fomer Lisbon architect who has become one of the pioneers of biodynamic winemaking in Portugal. The estate spreads over nearly 20 hectares of land and forests, six of which are vineyards and four are chestnuts orchards.
Phaunus is made from the indigenous Loureiro grape, fermented on skins in clay amphora where it ages for seven months on the lees. An opulent and complex orange wine with honeyed fruit and nut aromas, a silky texture and a long, fine acidity.