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Palhete is the local name for a wine that is made in a farmer's style, by blending red and white grapes to create a low-alcohol wine to drink during the day. As founder Vasco Croft explained to me, there was no soda or beer back in medieval times, and water was not reliable, so the Palhete wines provided the only trustworthy hydration at the time. This particular blend is 80% Loureiro and 20% Vinhão. Alcohol is 12%, admittedly not as low as the medieval version (these were usually between 4-6% alc.), but extremely drinkable nonetheless! Drink chilled. Eben Lillie
The Phaunus Pet Nat is all Loureiro, vinified in stainless steel with no added yeast or sugar. There is a short period of maceration, and disgorgement is after 5 months of aging, with no filtration or fining. Super dry, refreshing and textured, this is a wonderful addition to the ever-changing Pet-Nat section here at Chambers, and comes highly recommended for any fan of tasty bubbles. Eben Lillie
"Vinhão is a big grape", says Aphros founder Vasco Croft, "with big acidity and big tannin!" Often yielding a big, high-alcohol wine, the goal at Aphros has been to work with less extraction, for a more elegant and approachable wine. They've definitely hit the mark with their 2016 vintage. It's flavorful and deep in color, but at only 12% alc., it's delicate and smooth as well. There's sour cherry and pepper on the nose, good concentration on the palate and fresh acidity too. Drink with a slight chill. Eben Lillie
Sara Dionísio and António Lopes Ribeiro are at the forefront of organic (certified) and biodynamic wine growing in Portugal. And the wines keep getting better and better! This one is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro, Jaen, Água Santa, Tinta Pinheira and Baga from multiple vineyards planted on granitic soils in the Dao, co-fermented with native yeasts and raised in neutral French barrels for 8 months.