Quintas do Homem, Vale de Homem, Loureiro, Pet Nat, Vinho de Mesa, Vinho Verde, Portugal, 2022
Quintas do Homem is one of those estates that immediately captivates you with its charm, its passion and dynamism.
Nuno and his father, Antonio, work the vines of their two vineyards, Quinta do Veiga and Quinta do Paço, where they grow predominately Loureiro and Arinto. Ana, their long term winemaker, is a fierce taskmaster, demanding quality fruit that enables her to deliver the pure, fine and elegant Vinho Verdes that Nuno expects. It's very much a family exercise with Nuno and his father working the vineyards, Nuno's mother preparing delicious, traditional Portuguese dishes for visitors and Ana, an adopted family member, making sure the wines are always perfect.
Quintas do Homem has some truly spectacular Loureiro, and it is showcased wonderfully in this pet nat. The estate follows the philosophy of Integrated Production, producing high-quality wines based with sustainable practices, preserving natural resources, minimal intervention or use of chemicals (except when necessary) and working in a socially responsible way. Plantings are close to the River Homem, from where the estate gains its name.
100% Loureiro produced using the ancestral method, a technique that involves bottling wine partway through its primary fermentation to trap carbon dioxide gas in the bottle, creating a gentle, bubbly carbonation. Produced with minimal intervention and naturally low in SO2.
No oak ageing
A rich and complex wine with a lovely fruit-dominant palate and aromas, with natural cloudiness and delicate bubbles.
Just joyful so why overthink? Enjoy with friends and conversation.
Other sparkling wine
6 x 75cl