Quatro Cravos

THE YEAR 1911 MARKS THE FIRST DOCUMENTED WINE PRODUCTION OF ADEGA CRAVO.

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.

The ancestral legacy of the Cravo family in the work of the vineyards and in the production of wine has lasted until the present. The winery's identity symbolizes the repetition of work on the vineyards throughout the four seasons. This cycle is repeated every year until the harvest, to be reborn with the pruning works, preparing a new cycle of life for the vineyards. Its set symbolizes something valuable in the family, the ancestral wine heritage, which passes from one generation to the next and which has been zealously preserved over the last four generations and reinforced today with investments in modernization and the application of new oenological knowledge as a result of management of Quatro Cravos.

Em termos simbólicos simboliza algo valioso na «família Cravo», o património vitivinícola ancestral, recebido com a responsabilidade de ser preservado por gerações, num esforço que foi reforçado pelo bisneto do fundador, atual proprietário, com investimentos em equipamentos tecnologicamente evoluídos e na melhoria dos processos enológicos.

Na identidade da adega está representada o ciclo árduo dos trabalhos nas vinhas ao longo das quatro estações do ano. Este ciclo renasce depois das vindimas com os trabalhos da poda, preparando o novo ciclo da vida dos vinhedos. Trabalho árduo que origina as duas marcas de vinho comercializadas pela adega, “Pé de Ganso” e “Barrelo”.

OUR VINEYARDS

As Vinhas da quinta de Cima are spread through multiple plots in Troviscal and blossom in sandy soils with vines of the Maria-Gomes, Bical, Arinto and Cercial varieties. The crisp acidity and precise ripeness of the grapes create perfect wines with low alcohol content and strong character in the making of sparkling wines.

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A Vinha da Barreirinha is located in Troviscal and made up of Arinto, Bical and Cercial grapes that turn into a mature must of low alcoholic grade and balanced acidity, perfectly adequate for the production of quality sparkling wine.

As «Vinhas do Bronzeare found on a steep hill in the Ancas highlands, at 70 meters, where the clay-limestone land is populated by Baga and Touriga Nacional grapes used in the making of the “Pé de Ganso” red wines.

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The remaining plots of vineyard occupied by the “Adega Cravo” can be found in Mamarrosa and Amoreira da Gândara, where the vines occupy the sandy, low clay content soil that give birth to Arinto and Bical white grapes of exceptional quality.


The careful planning of the plantation of the vineyards make the manual labor, which must be done with extreme care, easier. As soon as the grapes are ready, they are hand harvested and brought to the winery in baskets, keeping the grapes protected in order to create authentic fine wines.

WINES OF ADEGA CRAVO

The wines “Pé de Ganso” introduce a aesthetic link to Art Nouveau and its use of organic elements, plants and animals, to imprint the memory of that art movement in a label of Bairrada, a region with a strong presence of its elements.

The label hugs the bottle like a mother protecting her infant. The image of the bird made from winding lines representing the native plants growing in the vineyards from where the wine is made.

The label is embossed, a reminder of the stonework masterfully carved by talented craftsmen in the art that inspired us.

he wines “Pé de Ganso” are only available when the winemaker considers them extraordinary and is sure of its quality for bottle aging.

PÉ DE GANSO RED

The grapes are harvested by hand and separated by grape variety to specific 20kg boxes, then smoothly destemmed. The fermentation happens in stainless steel vats with controlled temperature.

The wines stay in french oak barrel for six months before being bottled and kept in stage for twelve more months, in a controlled environment.

“Pé de Ganso” Reserve Red is made from the varieties Baga, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz.

With an intense rubi colour, strong body and notes of ripe wild berries, it is mellow, round and sharp in the mouth.

PÉ DE GANSO WHITE

The grapes are harvested by hand and separated by grape variety to specific 20kg boxes, then smoothly destemmed. The fermentation happens in stainless steel vats with controlled temperature.

The wine go through a six month stage in french oak barrel with mild toast.

“Pé de Ganso” Reserve White is made from the Arinto and Bical varieties in equal parts.

With a shining citrus colour and notes of apricot rounded by vanilla coming from oak, it a full wine, fresh and balanced.

BARRELO

The wines “Pé de Ganso” introduce a aesthetic link to Art Nouveau and its use of organic elements, plants and animals, to imprint the memory of that art movement in a label of Bairrada, a region with a strong presence of its elements.

The label hugs the bottle like a mother protecting her infant. The image of the bird made from winding lines representing the native plants growing in the vineyards from where the wine is made.

The label is embossed, a reminder of the stonework masterfully carved by talented craftsmen in the art that inspired us.

he wines “Pé de Ganso” are only available when the winemaker considers them extraordinary and is sure of its quality for bottle aging.

BARRELO COLHEITA BRANCO

D.O.C. Bairrada
Maria Gomes, Bical e Cercial
Especialmente indicado para pratos de peixe grelhados e mariscos
13,5º
Produzido a partir das castas Maria Gomes, Bical e Cercial, de cor citrina com sabor frutado e predominância de frutos de polpa branca e apontamentos de aromas tropicais. Na boca apresenta-se frutado, com uma frescura elegante e um final longo.

Exemplo:
Sharp citrus color, fruity aroma and a complex minerality with toasted flavors from fermentation in french oak barrels. Well structured and balanced acidity with a delicate ending.
Ready to be appreciated, it can nonetheless develop in the bottle for about 10 years.

BARRELO COLHEITA TINTO

D.O.C. Bairrada
Baga
Ideal no acompanhamento de chanfana, carnes nobres grelhadas e carnes de caça.8-10° C
13,5º
Produzido a partir da casta baga apresenta aroma a frutos vermelhos e com estrutura complexa e bom final de boca.

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