Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Sousão
Vineyards & Viticulture
Surrounding the house in Provesende, in the sub-region of Cima Corga, are five hectares of vineyards. The long narrow parcel extending from the side of the house is mostly a 100 year old mixed variety planting, with the rest of the vineyard having been planted within the past 10 to 30 or more years in sections by variety, primarily red. This vineyard is naturally almost level, with just a slight rise along the northern side, and sits at 600 meters in altitude.
Harvest & Vinification
After careful selection, both in the vineyard and in the cellar, the fermentation took place in frustoconical vats, with maceration up to a maximum of 25 days. The wine aged for 22 months in French oak barrels (15% new) where malolactic fermentation took place.