A blend of 50/50 red and white from over 20 local Portuguese varieties. Super charming summer wine for picnics and BBQs, fresh cranberry and redcurrant fruit, pretty aromatics and light fleshy tannins. Juicy and more-ish.
From +80 year old vines planted on 2 hectares of schist and granite. The more than 25 red and white varietals are hand harvested separately in September and undergo vineyard sorting. The whole clusters macerate for three days, followed by spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts lasting roughly three weeks in large granite lagars (1000L). The wine spends six months on lees with stirring once every two weeks only at the beginning of aging. Aged for six months in 2-3 year old chestnut oak (225L)(5%) and the rest in cement. Not fined or filtered.
Tiago farms about 8 different vineyards all located within a 5km radius of his winery. One the key points here is the high altitude which differs from the rest of the Douro. He is not on the river but rather on a plateau at the top of the slope, between 550-700m. The cold nighttime temperatures slow down the ripening and help maintain a distinct acidity and freshness across the whole range. Another factor is the variety in the soils. Whereas most of the Douro is known for its slate/ schist soils, Tiago also has a bit of granite and varying amounts of clay in some parcels. Last, he has the advantage of having nearly 10 hectares of vines that are over 80 years old. The complexity of old vineyards and the vibrancy of younger vines creates a perfect balance in the wines.
Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly
From 80 year old vines grown on mostly clay with two smaller parcels on schist
11.5% / 75cl