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    Tiago Teles "Raiz" Branco '18

    Vinho Verde

    Tiago Teles "Raiz" Branco '18

    Natural wine fans take note, this is the new face of Vinho Verde. All-around good guy Tiago Teles is back with a new vintage of one of our favorite white wines from the Vinho Verde region in Northern Portugal. The region of Vinho Verde is the largest DOC in Portugal, and geographically diverse. Due to its size, it has been split up into 9 sub-regions. Yet even within those subregions, there is quite a bit of diversity. Tiago is a wine lover, first and foremost, and he decided to embark on a project in the Vinho Verde region because his mother grew up in the region in the village of Arcos de Valdevez. Tiago built a small cellar in the region, just down the road from the vineyard he sources his fruit from. As the name Arcos de Valdevez signifies, the Vez river cuts through this area. This is one of the few areas in all of Vinho Verde where the valley runs from north to south.  Raiz Branco is a blend of white varieties mainly Loureiro, with some Trajadura and Padernã. The grapes were co-fermented with natural yeasts after spending two days on their skins. The wine is aged in concrete tanks, spending 10 months on its lees.  Complex aromas of orange preserves, flowers, mineral and spice. This wine has both texture and freshness. It's ability to showcase the fruit of Loureiro, while at the same time the mineral qualities from the granitic soil is impressive.  It is a white wine equally suited to drinking alongside seafood or roasted white meats. 




    Producer Tiago Teles


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