winemakerRegion: Vasco Croft
Grape varietiesSurface: loureiro, arinto , vinhão, alvarelhão, sauvignon Blanc
Surface Winery: 20 ha
Certification: organic wine (Ecocert), biodynamic wine (Biodyvin)
We're talking to you about his Winery
Vasco Croftresponsible for the Winery AphrosThe "A.O.C." (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée), gives back its letters of nobility to the appellations of the North of Portugal with racy wines in biodynamic agriculture.
An architect by profession, Vasco Croft took over the family Winery of Quinta do Casal do Paço in 2006, which had been abandoned for two generations.
On his arrival, Vasco restructured Winery. For the wine-growing section ( Winery Aphros), he is helped by Daniel Noël-Fournier from Bordeaux (founder of Vitis vini bio) who advises him on the actions to be taken to make a successful transition to biodynamic agriculture. From 2010 to 2015, the vinifications are closely monitored by Jacques Fourés, also a pioneer of Biodynamics in Bordeaux.
At Winery Aphros, the vine is therefore biodynamically managed thanks to numerous preparations and herbal teas that the owner takes to heart to elaborate.
We offer you 2 iconic vintages from Winery, a white Vinho Verde and a red one. Far from the stereotypes of the Appellation, the wines are fresh, complete and digestible. The quality/price ratio is difficult to match. Conclusion ?... tasting !!!!