The red varieties most common in our vineyards are Baga, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Castelão. Tinta Roriz e Castelão.
The white varieties most common in our vineyards are Bical, Maria-Gomes, Arinto and Cercial.
Entre a serra do Buçaco e as praias do litoral atlântico, percorrendo um arco, de Norte para Sul, com início na povoação do Troviscal do Concelho de Oliveira do Bairro, cujo sentido inflete na direção de São Lourenço do Bairro, no Concelho de Anadia.
Bairrada is blessed with a mild maritime climate with plenty of fog and rain brought from the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean that affect the maturation of the grapes in a distinctive faction in contrast to all other wine regions.
To the north, the soils of the vineyards are made of a mantle of sands mixed with clay that give birth to ripe fruits of low alcohol and strong acidity. Going south, clay and lime loams are found, giving rise to wines of higher alchoolic content, more balanced that age with good coherence.
THE VINEYARD IS RENEWED WITH A FULL YEAR CICLE, OF FOUR SEASONS AND A FULL REVOLUTION AROUND THE SUN.
In the production logbook for the year 1911 there is an entry for a thousand almuds (20.000l) destined for wholesale to renowned taverns and snack restaurants in the northern region.
O legado ancestral da família Cravo no trabalho das vinhas e na produção do vinho perdurou até ao presente. A identidade da adega simboliza a repetição dos trabalhos nas vinhas ao longo das quatro estações. Este ciclo repete-se todos os anos até às vindimas, para renascer com os trabalhos da poda, preparando um novo ciclo da vida dos vinhedos.
A casta Bical Bical is the most grown grape variety in our vineyards. Creating wines that are particularly mellow, fresh with persistent and complex aroma. When grown in clay-limestone soils the wines created get notes of peach or apricot and even mineral undertones of tropical fruit, if the maturation is on point.
A casta Maria-Gomes Maria-Gomes is a very fruitful variety in the more sandy soils of the coastal Bairrada and is properly represented in our vineyards. The wines it creates feature low alcohol grade, quiet acidity and a strong aroma of citrus swinging between lime and lemon, tangerine and orange. Notes of herbs can also be found.
As uvas da casta Arinto Arinto is a variety from which the wines are seen as thrilling with a lively acidity, refreshing with mineral notes. With a perfect balance between volume and acidity, on one hand, and fruity citrus aromas, on the other. With an expansive presence in our vineyards, these grapes give a strong aging potential to the wines which translate in an intense evolution during the first year and the retention of the complexity of aromas for the next three or more. This is the favourite variety of our winemaker and allows for wines that clearly represent us – white wines with great complexity and aging capacity.
As uvas da casta Cercial Cercial is present in some of our vineyards and it is used for blends when the objective is to get more harmonious wines, with more volume and a sharp mineral acidity, as well as to strengthen the delicate fruity aromas. blends com a finalidade de obter vinhos mais harmoniosos, encorpados, com uma acidez mineral acentuada e também para os potenciar com os seus delicados aromas frutados.
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