Casal de Ventozela Douro Rodrigo 2018
Casal de Ventozela is a family business created in 1983 and dedicated to producing Vinho Verde wine. The 27 hectares of vineyards are situated in the sub-region Vale do Ave, in the heart of the Portuguese Vinho Verde region. They are spread over various estates and land plots, across gentle slopes and granitic soils, with altitudes between 100 and 200 meters. The plots are planted with varieties indigenous to the region: Loureiro, Trajadura, Fernão Pires and Arinto (Pedernã), Padeiro de Basto, Espadeiro and Vinhão (for red wine). The climate is influenced by the sea breeze coming from the Atlantic Ocean and the wines produced are pleasantly light and fresh.
Farming/winemaking practices: No chemicals are used. Mechanical process to cut the grass between the rows. Everything is hand-harvested, by a team of about 30 people, usually starting around September 20th. The wines are vegan, no animal derivatives are ever used. The wines are fined with bentonite.