Asnella

Asnella is a single vineyard Vinho Verde that exposes an unexplored side of this DOC. In addition to the delicious, lightly effervescent aperitif-style wines that are most frequently exported from this part of northern Portugual, there is a whole category of terroir-driven, artisan wines that has heretofore gone unnoticed. 

Asnella is grown is on the border between the southern side of the Vinho Verde DOC and the northern edge of the Douro. This vineyard sits on a fault line that separates two very different soil types: the schist of the northern Douro, and the granite of the Douro. The blend of these two soils in the vineyard imbues the wine with a profound minerality and weight uncommon for Vinho Verde.