Fento Wines, Dão Rosado La Galaxia 2020
Tinta Roriz, Jaén, and Touriga Nacional
Fento Wines was created in August of 2012 by wife and husband team Rebecca and Eulogio Pomares (Bodega Zarate). It is a young, family business that makes wines reflecting the strength of the grapes and their nuances and comes with a new focus and presentation. Fento Wines is a personal project which combines natural viticulture with new techniques.
Regarding farming, they work with local Rias Baixas grape varieties, giving great importance to the grape-earth-climate-winemaker aspects. Recently, they have gone beyond the natural border by co-existing with the Portuguese Dão designation. They count on the assistance of small growers, something which is vital if you want to achieve rational work that respects the environment. Many vines use spontaneous cover crop to obtain more concentrated grapes, to improve the soil's structure and avoid erosion.
The Galaxia is a rosé wine produced in the Region of Dão, belonging to the province of Beira Alta, in central Portugal. The wine is made with Touriga Nacional 60%, Tinta Roriz 30% and Jaén 10% varieties, each variety providing different nuances to the wine which makes La Galaxia an elegant and complex wine with a fresh and enveloping mouth. This wine has been produced in collaboration with Álvaro Castro from Quinta da Pellada.
The Galaxia rosé comes from the vineyards of Quinta da Pellada, the Dão vineyards, which are scattered in the mountainous area of the Estrela mountain range, protecting them from the Atlantic winds. The vineyards, which are between 30 and 65 years old, are located at an average altitude of 550m. The total area is 60 Ha and the soil is made of a granite base and lines of sand and clay.
The grapes are harvested manually and after de-stemming they are
pressed directly. Spountaineous fermentation and ageing are carried out in stainless steel tanks with controlled temperature.