2013 Poeira Douro
" After creating seven vintages as enologist in the Real Companhia Velha, I felt the need to start an individual project where I could apply my ideas and where I could control the entire production process. Without compromises, a wine that would reflect my interpretation of the Douro.
In 2001 I bought this quinta and started the Poeira project. A little later, in 2002, I joined Quinta de La Rosa as chief enologist. With the purchase of a quinta in the upper Douro by the Bergqvist family, there emerged a new wine called Passagem, the result of a partnership with the owners.
The Quinta is situated in Provesende, stretching along a hillside in the Vale do Pinhão, on the right bank of the river of the same name. It has 9 hectares of vineyard, 2 hectares of olive orchards and 3 hectares of woodland. The vineyard has a northerly aspect which is a fundamental factor for our style of table wine. The temperatures in the region are always extremely high in summer, and on a north-facing slope the grapes always ripen more slowly, which preserves the aromas, flavours and acidity better. The ruined building beside the old orange-tree has been restored and now serves as both house and winery. Right in the midst of the vines, set in a breathtaking, intense landscape.
The Winery is minimalist, with four traditional stone vats (temperature controlled) and an old vertical press. It also has a climate-controlled cask-ageing cellar with thick schist walls. It is a winery designed for creating wines very slowly and with great care, containing everything that we need to be able to achieve the full expression of our terroir." -Winery