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Natus Vini

Natus Vini

Natus Vini

Hamilton Reis, Vidigueira, Portugal

Winemaker Hamilton Reis

Region Alentejo

Country Portugal

Soil Type Schist

Main Varieties Trincadeira, Castelão, Roupeiro, Antão Vaz

Natus Vini

Natus Vini is a passion project built from scratch by Hamilton himself. Having been winemaker for several big names of the Alentejo, he has now built his new home (literally, the house where he and his family live) in the middle of his vineyards, with his winery in the basement. He is surrounded by his vines and now makes his own style of wine.

His ethos is minimalist, while utilising technical skill and experience of the region and grape varieties he's learnt over years workign in the region. His vineyards are organically farmed, and all grapes manually harvested. He ferments most of his wines in talha or stainless steel, some with whole bunches and some whites with skins. It's all delicate and purposeful. Ageing is done in a mixture of talha, seasoned oak barrels of various sizes, and even concrete!

As Hamilton puts it, it's a modern return to the past.