Organic farming. Manual harvest, organized by vineyard plots to ensure harvest at the right time. Transport in small boxes to avoid crushing. Manual selection of bunches.De-stemming and cold soak, followed by gentle pressing and fermentation with daily, manual pump-overs. Post-fermentation maceration followed by 21 months ageing in 300-litre French oak casks (Allier and Vosges). No stabilization or filtration (deposits may form in the bottle and so we recommend decanting).
Covela Fantástico Tinto
For the first time in Covela’s history, 2014 saw the production of a Covela FANTÁSTICO Tinto that, as the name implies, is only produced in truly exceptional years and whose evolution in French oak barrels has revealed extraordinary characteristics. As Covela stopped producing reds in 2014, this is effectively a first, last and thus only edition of this very special wine. Winemaker Rui Cunha does not reveal many details about Fantástico wines, but like all reds from Covela, this wine will tend to show a freshness and an elegance that becomes increasingly evident with the passing of the years. Fortunately, that will be easy to prove, as the reds from Covela have always had a great capacity for ageing. Covela has been practicing organic farming since 2011 and has been certified by KIWA-Sativa since 2018.