Ciclo Vinho Palhete

Ciclo Vinho Palhete


Country: Portugal

Region: Estremoz

Grapes: Aragonés, Castelão, Trincadeira, Arinto, Fernão PIres, Alicante, Tamarez

Vintage: 2023

Hugo and Joana Campos of Ciclo Vinho have just 1.5 hectares of vines in Estremoz comprising no less than 10 different indigenous Portuguese grape varieties. With these they work with minimal intervention and by hand to craft fragrant, pure and vivacious natural wines in tiny quantities of just 600-2,000 bottles per cuvée.

This is the Palhete, a traditional Portuguese style blending red (70%) and white (30%) grapes together. Just 600 bottle were made from a single 55 year old vineyard growing in granite at 600m above sea level. Vibrant and crunchy red fruits to the fore with invigorating acidity and complex and savoury spice notes developing.