Organic farming. Hand harvested, plot by plot to ensure optimal picking. Transport in small boxes to avoid crushing. Cold skin maceration. Gentle pressing. Fermentation and ageing in French (Allier and Vosges) and Austrian oak casks for at least 14 months. No stabilization or filtration, so beware that deposits may form in the bottle and decanting is recommended. Vegan.
Covela Reserva Branco
A characterful, classic White Reserve made from a blend of Avesso (the main grape at Covela and throughout the sub-region of Baião), Chardonnay and Arinto. The wine is very expressive, floral with notes of peach, apricot and tropical fruits and good intensity. The complexity comes not only from the 14 months spent ageing in French and Austrian oak barrels, but also from its unique blend of these three, complementary grapes. Against a background of the granitic minerality thet is so typical of this sub-region of the Vinho Verde demarcation on the Douro River, a certain creaminess makes its presence felt and the long and elegant finish cries out for food. It is a perfect match for matured cheeses, lighter meats and roasted fish – typical dishes for cooler seasons. Covela practices organic farming and is certified by KIWA-Sativa. This wine is vegan.