Grape Varieties Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, and Touriga Franca
A real expression of terroir, suited to Pedro's own tastes. The wine comes from 3 old vineyards, one of Touriga Franca, one of Tinta Barroca, and another of mixed varieties. They are all around the town of Alijo, above 700m altitude, and on transition soil with both schist and granitic influence.
The parcels are combined, slowly fermented for 3 months in large oak tonels, with a proportion (10-15%) of whole bunch and resulting carbonic maceration. After pressing, the wine is aged for a further 3 years in old, 500L barrels, and then in bottle for another year before release.
Simply, when Pedro first made this wine he really liked the result, and the wine was one he wanted to take home and drink himself. It is taut and precise, with purity of fruit and minerality. Due to the special nature of the wine, it is only released when the vintage is right.