Pormenor Vinhos is the dream of owner and winemaker, Pedro Coelho to free himself from the bounds of tradition in the Douro Valley. Pormenor translates to “details” and launched with the 2013 vintage rooted in a fierce belief of what Pedro did not want from his wines: high alcohol, extraction, new oak. Instead, Pedro is locked in on the potential for Douro wines to show freshness, restrained alcohol, and elegance. One of the details Pedro insists on to delivery on this vision is old vines. With vines ranging from 45 to 100+ years primarily in the Douro Superior, he has found and secured incredibly rare vineyard material. Another important detail is high elevation vineyards which help combat the natural heat of the valley. He works with indigenous varietals only and fermenation is done through native, wild yeasts.
The grapes were harvested in the last week of August and first week of September to achieve a good natural acidity and a balanced maturation. The grapes come from old vines, starting at 40 years old and planted between 450m to 650m, in Candedo and Pombal de Ansises. Grapes are carefully sorted, gently pressed, and the juice is naturally decanted for 24 hours at low temperature. Spontaneous fermentation with natural yeasts in mostly stainless steel and a small part in French oak. No malo, no battonage.
Varietal: Rabigato, Códega do Larinho, Malvasia Fina
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