COZ's is a partnership between two Portuguese winemakers, Tiago Teles and Antonio Marques-da Cruz, who have become well known for groundbreaking wines of pure terroir. These two winemaking friends saved the vineyards at Quinta dos Cozinheiros after the vineyard's winemaker, and mentor and friend to Teles and Marques-da Cruz, died suddenly in a car accident. The vines were abondoned. Teles and Marques-da Cruz decided to take on the vineyards and COZ's (named after Cozinheiros) was born.
Pop is 100% vital, a native Portuguese grape. Mostly used as a blending variety, here, with organic viticulture and smart winemaking, the grape shows elegant citrus and mineral driven notes. Hand harvested and macerated/fermented in concrete. Amber colour, ripe citrus and floral notes, resin, beeswax, dried apricot, hay and honey. Fresh, intense and salty. Portgual, 2019.