Rodrigo Felipe runs Encosta da Quinta, a winery started by Rodrigo’s father who planted the first parcels of vines in the 90s as more of a hobby than a project. It wasn’t until the early 2000s that Rodrigo took on the role of winemaker (winegrower actually). Rodrigo learned by reading his father’s old wine books, attending various courses and workshops, and by pure intuition. Rodrigo’s view on organic is pretty straightforward: “It’s my land and I want to keep it clean.” Planted in clay and limestone soils and benefitting from the cool Atlantic breeze and high humidity of the area, the grapes ripen slowly and maintain a high level of natural acidity.
Humus wines are really fermented grape juice in its purest form. They are ‘natural’ in that they contain no additives, no preservatives, no corrections or adjustments, and occasionally not even sulfur at the time of bottling.
Humus Branco is a blend made of Fernão Pires (28 y/o) and Arinto (14/28 y/o). Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeast in 225L old oak barrels where it is left for 9 months. Nothing was added to the wine. 2000 bottles. Full on the palate, a bit buttery and waxy, but with chabliesque acidity.
Humus Branco, Encosta da Quinta, 2021
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