This highly complex white wine, which combines so many aromas in itself, comes from a 120-year-old vineyard in the Douro Superior, on granite soil, 800 meters above sea level Apricot, pineapple and ripe citrus. Lively, very bold and smooth and at the same time light and fresh.
A "serious" wine that leaves a long aftertaste with slight nuances of bitter citrus zest.
This wine fermented spontaneously and without temperature control in huge vats (700 liters) where it aged on the whole lees for 10 months. It is a so-called "field blend" from at least 15 autochthonous Portuguese grape varieties such as Folgazão, Dona Branca, Verdelho, Siria, Malvasia, Rabigato and many others.
It was bottled unfiltered and non-stabilized and like all Márcio Lopes wines, this one is as natural as possible because all Márcio wines have one thing in common: minimal intervention both in the vineyard and in the cellar.
This wine has a very intense citrus scent, fresh notes and lots of minerality. Very harmonious in the mouth with a very long, persistent body and infinite freshness.
Serving suggestion: Red meat and hotter dishes. Ideal temperature: 12ºC.
Can be enjoyed immediately or for the next 10 to 20 years provided it is stored in a cool, dry place away from light.
The name of this wine "Permitido" (in English: allowed) comes from the fact that the grapes come from the hills between 650 and 800 meters high, where you can find silence and breathe pure air and where everyone is allowed to dream, too live and feel.
Grape varieties: including Folgazão, Dona Branca, Verdelho, Siria, Malvasia, Rabigato
Alcohol content: 12.5% vol.
Total acidity : 6.2 g/L
Production area: Douro Superior
Residual sugar : 2.0 g/L
pH : 3.20
free SO2: 30 mg/L
- Contains sulphites
Vinification: After manual harvesting and transport to the winery in small boxes (18-20kg), the grapes were destemmed. Fermentation took place spontaneously in used French oak barrels of 700 liters without temperature control.
- Aging: 10 months in 700L French oak barrels on fine lees. ("sur lie")
Marcio Lopes: The Rising Star in Vinho Verde.
Márcio Lopes was born in Porto in 1983 and spent many summer holidays with his grandparents in the hinterland of Porto where they grew corn and wheat and also produced wine. At the age of 6, his grandmother put him in a lagar (traditional Portuguese granite basin used for winemaking) to stomp the grapes inside, as is still traditionally done today. This was the first of many many wines that young Márcio has since produced. The rest is history...
A year before graduating in Agricultural Engineering in 2006, Márcio started working with the famous winemaker Anselmo Mendes in Melgaço. In 2008 he went to Australia, where he was responsible for two classes in Rutherglen and Tasmania. In 2010 he started his own project “Pequenos Rebentos” (Portuguese for “little offspring”) in the Minho region, home of the Vinhos Verdes.
Manufacturer: Marcio Lopes, Unipessoal, Lda. Rua da Barranha 797, 4460-256 SENHORA DA HORA, Portugal