What am I: Quinta do Paço is a family property, with a total of twenty hectares, ten of which are dedicated to the vineyard and certified organic. This Quinta is home to Rodrigo Filipe and his Humus wines. Rodrigo is one of the pioneering and most experimental and exciting natural wine producers in Portugal. The winery is located in the demarcated region of Óbidos, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Serra dos Candeeiros mountains.
Humus Curtimenta is a uniquely made wine – a blanc de noir with more blanc added. Juice of Touriga Nacional (a red grape) is allowed to macerate on the skins of Arinto, Fernao Pires, and Sauvignon Blanc for 4 months before being transferred to used barrels of oak and chestnut for an additional 8 months.
This wine has a great deal of citrusy freshness and hints of peach and red apple. Due to the skin maceration, there is also a sense of grip, tannin, and nuttiness in the finish that makes it a complex and enjoyable orange wine.
Region, Sub-region and/or DOC: Lisboa
Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional, Arinto, Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol by volume: 11%