What am I: Vinhos Aparte Oxidized
What started as a thesis project for three friends attending enology school together has become one of the most exciting natural wine projects in Portugal. Vinhos Aparte brings a punk-rock/graffiti artist aesthetic to their winemaking, and it shows in their whimsical, fresh, fruity, and oh-so-funky wines. They may be grape-mad explorers in wine-based fun and craziness, but they are dead serious when it comes to making extraordinary wine.
Aparte Oxidized is a Punk-Snob fusion, embodying clarity sans filtration. Unveils complexity and structure via aeration, inviting discovery in each sip. Lactic and oaky, evolving over 2-3 years. Nose: intricate, wood and green apple notes, devoid of fermentation aromas. Mouth: Medium-bodied, superb balance, acidity; rounded, slight tannins, lingering lactic aftertaste.