A sparkling blend of 20+ different local Portuguese varieties, from roughly 50/50 red and white grapes. Expect cranberry and redcurrent fruit, this is crisp picnic wine at it’s finest.
The grapes are all harvested together and vinified together in concrete ‘lagares’ with no destemming. The wine is pressed after a short skin contact of 3 days and bottled shortly after to finish its fermentation in bottle as per the ‘ancestral’ method. Unfined, unfiltered, undisgorged and no additions.
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
20+ local varieties, all in a field blend across three parcels. Roughly 50/50 white & red. Grapes include Rabigato, Chasselas, Gouveio, Malvasia Fina, Moscatel, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Mourisco, Tinta Pinheira (jaen), Touriga Franca, and many more
11.5% / 75cl