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Bitoku

Adega do Demo

Adega do Demo - Bitoku
Type

White Wine

Appelation

Ribeiro

Variety

95% Treixadura
05% Loureira

Bitoku is a wine made with grapes grown in Carlos and Laura’s own farm. Therefore they wanted to give it a name that represents its origin. Bitoku is the name of a Japanese carp that lives in the water basins of a traditional farm (like a small pond). It is the emblem of the wine and guardian of our lives. It means “virtues” in Japanese. The name also has a strong relationship to the seven virtues of Bushido (the philosophy of Samurai). For them, the virtues show the way that a winemaker has to follow, from the vineyard to making wine.

Viticulture
Vineyard name

“A Tapadas”, located in municipality of Puga in DO Ribeiro. Estate vineyard owned by Carlos and Laura, planted with Treixadura, Godello and Loureira (all white grape varieties).

Soil type

Slate and clay

Vineyard size3 ha
ExpositionSouth
Altitude280 m
Vinification

18 hours of cold maceration. Fermentation with natural yeast in stainless steel tanks. In January and February, batonnage for a short period in order to increase contact between wine and fine lees.

Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringBottled with Small dose of SO2, no fining with chemical agents, filtering or correction.
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