Penhó Wines are garagist wines produced from grapes grown at Quinta de Penhó. The Quinta is located in the Vinho Verde region in the north of Portugal. The family vineyard is currently being converted to organic, and the wine is produced as naturally as possible. Using minimal intervention, they have created unique natural wines with very low sulfite levels.
Verbum is a skin-contact white wine produced from the Arinto caste of grapes. Amber-colored, it is also referred to as a curtimenta or orange wine. With a slightly nutty aroma, it has a good structure and balance between acidity and alcohol levels.
The white Arinto grapes were vinified the way red wine is normally produced, meaning that the must was fermented in contact with the grape skins and seeds, and macerated for 3 months before going to barrel. The wine was then aged for more than 12 months in used French oak barrels before being bottled.
Region, Sub-region and/or DOC: Minho/Vinho Verde
Grape Varieties: Arinto
Alcohol by volume: 12.5%