Varieties: 100% Baga - Alentejana
Identity: Charismatic and famous for its freshness and rusticity the grape Baga is both the symbol of a style of wine and of an entire wine region. This "Baga" continues to test the grape further south, but now with an anticipation of 15 days of harvest, followed by a 12 month ageing in neutral casks to calm it’s vigor. The result? A fresher, refined, “sous-bois” Baga... without ever losing its southern character.
Denomination: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Viticulture: All our grapes come from the highest quality vineyards of the Alentejo region, south of Portugal. The agriculture is sustainable, the production is controlled and quality is improved by removing secondary branches and pruning bunches. The vineyards are grown on very poor soil of schist or granite origin, naturally producing very concentrated grapes. The aromatic profile is further enhanced by cultural practices such as defoliation, dawning and weeding of green curls.
Vinification: All bunches entering the winery are passed over a sorting table and subjected to intensive quality control. The grapes are gently crushed and moved by gravity into temperature regulated vats. Both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation occur naturally with no inoculation.