Vinho de Portugal
Sustainable - Lutte Raisonnée
Baga (Bairrada), Touriga Nacional (Dão and Bairrada)
Vineyards & Viticulture
Average vine age is 20-40 years.
Granite and limestone soil.
Harvest & Vinification
The Buçaco wines are still vinified using the same methods as in the past. Depending on the year, they are fermented with stalks or without them, or a mix of both. The fermentation takes place in lagares of cement lined with granite, where the grapes are foot trodden and crushed by mallets. The wine ages in 300L French oak barrels for 10-14 months, followed by a few years in bottle before being released.