Alvarinho, Loureiro, Trajadura
Vinho Verde DOC, Vinho Verde DOC, Portugal
This autumnal Vinho Verde is from winemaker Jorge Gonçalves, who learned how to make wine in Germany. It is a fresh Kabinett style field blend with medium weight, pear and spritz.
Pessoa Wines was born in 2009 from the passion for
Portugal, and the knowledge and experience from
Germany where Jorge grew up and developed as a
winemaker. Since Jorge was a boy, he felt a strong
connection and passion for the country where his parents
were born. Portugal is his soul birthplace and producing
there is more than a job but a dream come true.
Jorge studied economics but decided to be a winemaker
after completing his degree from one of the best
winemaking universities in the world — Geisenheim
University in Germany. After his studies, Jorge fled the
traditional and went on to travel and work in wineries,
acquiring skills and know-how in diverse winemaking
cultures throughout the world. It was in South Africa
where he experienced the modernity of the New World
with the elegance of the Old World. The desire was then
born to return to Portugal with his wife, Lívia Novai, to
develop Pessoa wines.
The namesake of Pessoa is inspired by their favourite
writer Fernando Pessoa. Lívia is a sommelier trained in
gastronomy and former Chef who went on to dedicate
herself to the world of wine. Together, they are the people
behind the label.