The Wine: Luar Rosa 2020
Bojo do Luar Doralice is a white natural wine made from 100% Loureiro. The Loureiro is sourced from a small producer in the Arcos de Valdevez area of Vinho Verde. Fermentation is entirely done in concrete and stainless steel. The wine spends eight weeks macerating with 10% whole-clusters and chestnut flowers, with minimal SO2 added at bottling (30ppm). Unfiltered.
The Producer: Bojo do Luar
The Bojo do Luar project came to life during a trip Savio made to the Vinho Verde region. Here he met Fernando Paiva, a biodynamic producer who has been experimenting with adding ground chestnut flowers to the grapes and must before fermentation began. Meanwhile he’s halted using SO2 altogether since 2017. Fernando is a regional reference for non-interventionist winemaking. He was the first Portuguese producer to acquire the DEMETER certification and through him Savio met another producer, Antonio Sousa, who practiced biodynamic viticulture, but still used traditional and conventional winemaking methods in the cellar.
The Region: Vinho Verde