Very mineral and citrus, grapefruit, slightly smoky, vibrant acidity with a structure that promises good ageing in the bottle. The soul of this wine lies in the unique combination of the Siria and Fonte Cal native grape varieties, from vines planted in purely granite soils with quartz veins, in the Douro River’s hydrographical basin, at an average altitude of 725 metres above sea level.
Excellent with shellfish, fatty fish and cured goat cheeses.
RUI ROBOREDO MADEIRA
I was born and grew up in Lisbon (capital of Portugal), spending most my school holidays at the family home in the Douro Superior, Beira Alta region.
Here the scents and smells of our rugged and beautiful landscape made a powerful impression on me.
Having travelled many of the winemaking regions of the world and learned about their practices, I was drawn back to my heartlands, convinced of their great potential to make world class wines. In 2011 I returned to the same winery where I did my first grape harvest in 1987, in the small village of Vermiosa.
Here on these high plains, I rediscovered Portugal’s viticultural treasures, a unique heritage of very old vines, perfectly adapted to the soils of granite and schist and quartz.
These great vineyards of the Douro region continue to inspire my passion for winemaking