Somnium Portuguese Blend 2013 Somnium Portuguese Blend 2013 Somnium Portuguese Blend 2013 Download PDF

Winery Wine Drops LDA, SØMNIUM
Varietiestwo sites are both harvested as true Field Blend. Predominents are Rabigato & Códega do Larinho, but the mix includes Gouveio, Viosinho, Donselinho Branco, Malvasia Fina, and Folgazão
Farming Practicesintegrated protection
Hectares/Acrestwo sites totalling 1 ha
Harvest Techniqueby hand
Year Vines Were PlantedAve 1960's
Fermentation100% destemmed and then 25+ days in 225L French Barrels
Maturation12 months in same used oak with battonage / 6 months in stainless steel / 12 months in bottle
Item NoP740-13
Bottle Case12
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Somnium Portuguese Blend 2013 Somnium Portuguese Blend 2013

Back in the day when Joana Pinhão and Rui Freire were at University together, they always spoke about the day that they would collaborate to make great wine.  After graduation, they went on their own paths finding different oenological opportunities and experiences, but when Joanna found her ideal vineyard site, 10 years later, she gave Rui a call. The vineyard, for her, harkened back to a winemaking heritage so common in the past, yet now endangered by EU money and general expansion threatening to uproot many of these ancient vines for a more productive harvest.

Located in Cima Corgo in the tiny parish of Porrais, Vinha do Candedo has a floor of pure schist and roots that are 70 plus years old. Traditionally this is a true field blend but the predominant grapes are Rabigato and Codega do Larinho. The vineyards produce wines of pure elegance. Wines that can handle time and maturity.
“Somnium” refers to the dream. The dream of the perfect vineyard, the perfect timing, the perfect collaboration. Rui and Joana hope someday for a red Somnium, but will be patient again for just the right vineyard.