The Aphros Phaunus Palhete is produced by Vasco Croft in the village of Vinho Verde, Portugal. Born with an inclination for metaphysics, Vasco thought of being an astrologer in his teens, then decided to become an architect. In his twenties, he discovered Steiner’s philosophy which led him eventually to him starting a wine project in Casal do Paço in 2003 in a semi-abandoned property belonging to his family since the 17th century. The vines of Casal do Paço are situated in a south facing amphitheatre, on gentle slopes, 1km north of the Lima River. Sheltered by hills and forests from the north and west winds, they receive welcome breezes from the south bringing the Atlantic influence that characterizes the freshness of the wines.
The Aphros Phaunus Palhete is pale ruby colour. There are aromas of pink peppercorn, Morello cherry and earth. There’s a good acidity level, with a light mouthfeel. Flavours of earth, Morello cherry and flowers. Fermented in amphora, and no electricity is used in the making of this wine.