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Quinta da Ermegeira Axel Lisboa

$28.00

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Vintage: 2020
Region:  Lisboa, Portugal
Viticulture: Organic and Biodynamic
Grape Variety: 100% Moscatel

Quinta da Ermegeira Axel Lisboa is 100% Moscatel from Serra de Montejunto. Hand harvested, 5 days of skin contact, fermented with native yeasts, and aged in stainless steel for a few short months before being bottled unfined, unfiltered, with zero SO². Aromatic dried flowers, citrus zest, Cheerios™, and salinity.

Song: Put Out the Lights by Soft Brush Touches

Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Citrus, Dried Fruit, Tangerine

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

ALCOHOL

12-13%

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

Medium

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Cool Whites and Orange (53°–57°)

SULFUR

Zero Sulfur Added

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Selections de la Viña

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Quinta da Ermegeira Axel Lisboa

Quinta da Ermegeira Axel Lisboa is 100% Moscatel from Serra de Montejunto. Grapes are 15 years old and owned by Quinta do Olival da Murta, which is a property next door to Ermegeira, grown organically over clay and limestone soils. Hand harvested, 5 days of skin contact, fermented with native yeasts, and aged in stainless steel for a few short months before being bottled unfined, unfiltered, with zero SO². Aromatic dried flowers, citrus zest, Cheerios™, and salinity.

About Quinta da Ermegeira

Ricardo Melo is recovering Quinta da Ermegeira, a historic place full of stories since the 16th century.

Growing up in Brazil, he was exposed to Portuguese wines from an early age. Over time, through tasting and travel, he got to know and appreciate the diversity of terroirs and grapes that define Portugal’s wine landscape. After some time traveling through Europe, he settled in London, where he was surprised to find that most restaurant lists had a very small or nonexistent selection of Portuguese wines. Sounds sorta familiar over here too?

This motivated Ricardo to look for winemakers in Portugal who produced wine naturally but on a small scale. He says that a lot of people in Portugal are claiming to make natural wine, but use a bunch of chemicals and sulfur. Eventually, it became clear that he had to start making the wines he wished to find, and that led him to move to the interior of Portugal. Ricardo wanted to produce wines naturally without the use of synthetic chemicals or sulfites, in the rich and discreet interior region of Torres Vedras, on the outskirts of Lisbon. He now makes 100% of his wines from their grapes on 5.5ha of vines in this one region and uses only stainless steel, some carbonic maceration, and gentle pressing, which result in wines with fairly low ABV and fairly high drinkability. Zero-zero wines in the tastiest of ways! In 2018 only 16.000 bottles were made, due to a very difficult year + 3 days of heat stroke. In 2019 he was up to around 50,000 bottles in total.