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Maria Papoila is a white wine from the region of the Vinho Verde which features plenty of intense aromatic fragrances, citric fruit aromas, and an amazing acidity.
Grapes are destemmed followed by gentle pneumatic pressing. Fermentation in stainless steel on natural yeast.
“Maria Papoila” is named for a 1937 propaganda film about a young girl who arrives in the big city, only to end up being the one who shows all the sophisticates how life is really lived... the film was designed to quell a revolution via country values and a law abiding approach to modern life. Using our metaphor of the preconceived notions in wine, I would like to start a revolution via bottle of the Maria Papoila Vinho Verde...
I love the ‘tongue in cheek’ turn of phrase here...Francisco and Joao have made a honest country wine, and a fine one at that. The goal is for it’s arrival in the wine scene to turn some heads as many will assume when they read a label that says Vinho Verde that the next sip will include a light spritzy, if not, forgettable wine. Quite the contrary...what follows is an aromatically driven wine born in the 125 year old vines of Loureiro found in Moncao...then the 85 year old vines of Alvarinho from Melgaco firm up in the palate, and a mineral moment that lies between Kimmeridgean Chablis and the Mosel Riesling takes shape. But this is all granite here, more clamping, and dry in the finish. This is Cru Vinho Verde and a spectacular surprise. Hard to not fall in love.
Acidity: 5.9 gr/L Residual Sugar: 1.3 gr/L pH: 3.19
I first came across this wine thanks to a waiter’s recommendation in a Porta Nova seafood spot just south of Praia do Barra. I will be going back ;)
LouElla is Downtown Durham's neighborhood bottle shop, bar, and event space offering curated wine, craft beer, and fortified selections from family operated producers. The business takes its name and mission from owner and proprietor Campbell Davis's Great Aunt LouElla who was much beloved for her warmth, hospitality, and generous spirit. Whether we are serving you at the bar or helping you pick that perfect bottle to host your celebration, our mission is to share LouElla's hospitality with the community.
Owner & Manager
For Cam Davis, LouElla is the culmination of more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality and beverage industry. Cam has successfully managed some of Durham’s finest locally and nationally recognized establishments, including Hutchin's Garage, Guglhupf, Rue Cler, and Durham Catering Company. He brings a wealth of wine and beverage knowledge, not only from his extensive restaurant experience, but also from his tenure as Durham Sales Manager for wine distributor Bordeaux, Fine and Rare.
316 West Geer St, Suite A, Durham, NC 27701
Tue. - Thu. 11am - 9pm
Fri. & Sat. 11am - 10pm
Sun. 11am - 8pm