Rabigato, Codega (Siria), Malvasia Fina, Codega do Larinho
Nuno Aguiar de Morais Vaz and Antonio Olazabal Ferreira
A traditional Douro field blend (a co-fermentation of various interplanted white grape varieties) this has a core of stone fruits and green apple with the waxy, toasted nut intensity that often comes from seriously old vines. On the palate, an almost palomino conference pear and white peach fruit profile, but what sets this apart from almost all wines at this price point is the intense minerality rounded off with a buttery finish and hint of toasted hazlenut. This is a serious winner!
All the fruit is from above 550 metres, and all 90+ year old vines. Made in steel before short batonnage in used oak.
Portugal Boutique Winery is a new company founded only two years ago by two young friends Nuno Aguiar de Morais Vaz and Antonio Olazabal Ferreira, linked umbilicalmente to the Douro in its fullness. Its philosophy is to produce wines that express the full authenticity of the Terroir, the grape varieties and the harvest year, for this, intervening as little as possible in the winery.By staying true to this philosophy, each wine will tell a story and reflect the earth, the climate, the soil where the grapes come from, and the people involved in its creation. At the moment they work in two distinct regions although both kiss the Douro, they are the Demarcated Region of the Douro and the Mirandese Plateau, in the two they look for unique vineyards, with history and that help to save the Portuguese genetic inheritance viticultural, valuing thus, native breeds , in the process of 'extinction' and preferably in the 'field blend'. They work side by side with small vineyards with small plots in different places of the region, with vineyards at different altitudes, solar expositions and types of soil, believe that only in this way will they increase the essence of their wines to the maximum exponent. Balance and authenticity are key guidelines in the development of your work.