Cellar door closed 18-27 July 2024.

 

"Beautiful in expressive aroma with fragrant lychee, orange leaf, white flowers, white pepper. Very crispy and dry in the mouth, it has acidity on top and a very attractive vegetal bitterness that balances the creaminess. Enveloping and juicy, slightly saline at the end." Grandes Escolhas, 17 points, 2021 Vintage

Grande Reserva red wine aged in French oak barrels for 540 days. A big wine with intense black fruit and cherry aromas, full bodied, dry, with beautiful vibrant tannins, a great mouth and long finish. Perfect companion for anything stewed or braised, red meat, carrots, plums, mushrooms, creamy sauces.

Senhor Rita is a jogo de palavras whereby the “R” in “Rita” is to be pronounced with a German accent, so it becomes “SenhoRita”. The visual design is based on a drawing by the winery’s eldest junior winemaker, Ana Lula, to which David added a moustache. Senhor Rita thus becomes a contemporary reinterpretation of the Dionysian figure of liber-libera, god and goddess of wine, wanderer between the worlds, emblem of human liberty, festive transgression, excess and coloured vitality.

Pétillant Naturel made of Moscatel Graúdo grapes from the Setubal Peninsula. It´s made according to the so-called ancestral method whereby a wine is fermented almost to dry (almost all sugar consumed by yeasts) and then bottled to finish the fermentation inside the bottle.

Whole bunches of grapes are put in 200l clay amphorae and spontaneously fermented to dry. The amphorae are cooled down with water, and the grapes are punched down into their juice twice or three times a day. After pressing, the wine goes back into one of the two amphorae and ages here for another 10 months.

Foi entre gargalhadas e lágrimas de emoção que a Catarina e do David nos receberam. Se esta adega é especial pelos vinhos que produz, é-lo também por incluirem toda a família em cada garrafa. Uma adega erguida de força de vontade, dedicação e esforço faz com que cada vinho seja especial e genuinamente bom. Os rótulos são feitos pelas suas filhas e tivemos a sorte de ter também as nossas próprias garrafas desenhadas pelos nossos filhos. Foi uma incrível experiência e surpresa.

Vamos falar de vinhos portugueses: Escutamos enólogos, mostramos quintas e herdades de todo o país onde o vinho é produzido, sugerimos harmonizações entre vinhos e comida, e vinhos e música. Tudo isto tentando sempre descodificar a linguagem, por vezes hermética, ligada aos vinhos.