Vale de Capucha Fossil Tinto
Vale da Capucha was started on the family property by Pedro Marques and his brother within the Torres Vedras DOC, 45 minutes northwest of Lisbon, and about 10 kilometers away from the Atlantic Ocean. He began his journey to running the estate when he was only a child, when he helped harvest every year. In 2003, he interned in California, and from there it was decided that winemaking would be his full-time career. The estate is farmed organically and is certified. Fossil Tinto is 60% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz, 10% Syrah. Whole bunch and destemmed fruit, gently crushed. Fermentation in concrete tanks with “pigeage”. Eight months élevage in stainless steel tanks and very used 225L barrels. Just a bit of SO2 added before bottling. This fresh elegant red has a beautiful minerality, smokiness, and purity of fruit. Perfect as an aperitif or with light dishes.