As Castas

Azal

05/02/2022

Azal, or Azal Branco, is a Portuguese white wine grape planted mainly in the Minho region, but with greater expansion to the sub-regions of Amarante, Basto, Baião and Vale do Sousa. It stands out for the high acidity of its wines and is used for white Vinho Verde. The bunches of Azal Branco are medium in size and made up...

Castelão

05/02/2022

Castelão is a Portuguese red grape variety originally from the region of Setúbal, also called João de Santarém or Castelão Francês. Although it is cultivated throughout the country, it stands out mainly in the southern coastal regions. This variety is at its best in hot climates and sandy terrain, but can adapt to a variety of conditions. Castelão...

Originating in the Bordeaux region of southwestern France, it is the most widespread wine grape in the world, found in all temperate and warm zones. It is known as "the queen of red grapes". It is the result of a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon is a very versatile grape, giving rise to excellent...

Syrah

05/02/2022

French variety widely used in several countries of the world. Prefers warm weather, but doesn't like too much heat. It is a vigorous, productive and quite resistant to diseases. It blooms late, thus avoiding possible frost and hail. It ripens relatively early, greatly accelerating maturation after the painter, which leaves a somewhat reduced window...

Pinot Noir

05/02/2022

Possibly one of the oldest grape varieties in the world, vinified for over 2000 years. Originally from France, this variety is very delicate and demanding in terms of terroir, has small berries with a very thin skin and needs regions with a moderately cool climate to fully ripen. They are generally quite complex wines with intense aromas that...

Merlot

05/02/2022

Originating in Bordeaux, the Merlot variety produces softer, more fruity red wines that can be quite lush and rich. Wines made from the grape have a silky texture and can be dense and full-bodied or flavorful and easy to drink, depending on the style. Refined aroma with notes of red and dark fruits, such as blackcurrant and blackberry, as well...

Chardonnay

05/02/2022

Chardonnay is a grape variety of French origin, from Burgundy, which is among the main international varieties. It is also one of the most planted grapes in the world. This wide range is due to the easy adaptation of the variety to different types of soil and climate. However, each region producing the origin of Chardonnay wines has different...

Created in the laboratory by Frenchman Henri Bouchet, in the late 1800s, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, the Alicante Bouchet grape is the union of the Petit Bouchet and Grenache varieties. Despite having been created in France, this type of grape is nowadays very cultivated in Portugal, and the red wines that use Alicante Bouchet are fruity...

Alfrocheiro

05/02/2022

Alfrocheiro or Alfrocheiro Preto is a Portuguese red grape variety grown mainly in the Dão region, also present in the Regional Wines of Alentejo. This variety is known for the intense color it gives to the wines in which it participates. It is considered by producers as a fruit of excellent vinous quality, since it has short bunches, with...

Trincadeira

05/02/2022

An autochthonous red variety, it is grown throughout the country, with a special focus on the Douro and Trás-os-Montes and even in the warmer areas of Beiras, Lisbon, Tejo, Península de Setúbal, Alentejano and Algarve. The designations of the variety vary according to the growing regions: Trincadeira Preta in Alentejo and Ribatejo, Tinta Amarela in...

Alvarinho

05/02/2022

Alvarinho or in Galician "Albariño" is a white grape variety originating in northern Portugal and Galicia. It is currently planted in different regions of Portugal and the world, but it is in the sub-region of Monção and Melgaço that it reveals itself and reaches its maximum potential. It gives rise to unique wines, with a strong personality and...

Arinto

05/02/2022

It is a white grape variety cultivated, in general, in all regions of Portugal, especially on the slopes of Bucelas, which form a micro-climate with large daily temperature variations, during the ripening period of the berries, which gives them a special flavor. Arinto is also known by several other names, depending on the location. Some of them...

Antão Vaz

05/02/2022

An autochthonous white grape variety, it is mainly grown in the different sub-regions of Alentejo, as well as Lisbon and the Setúbal Peninsula. Of high vigor and with good productivity, it prefers deep and dry but fertile soils, being demanding in terms of heat and insolation, also showing good suitability for mechanical harvesting. It presents...

Tinta Roriz

05/02/2022

Tinta Roriz or Aragonêz, the same variety. Tinta Roriz the name used between the Douro and the Dão. Aragonês further south, Tempranillo or araúja grape in Spain. The variety is of Spanish origin, coming from the province of Aragon, hence probably the second Portuguese name. It is an early variety, very productive and easily adaptable to different...

Touriga Franca

05/02/2022

Called Touriga Francesa for many years, the variety became Touriga Franca, so that its origin would not be wrongly linked to France. It is one of the main grape varieties used in the production of Port wine. In viticultural terms, it is very resistant to powdery mildew and downy mildew. It always produces well and with great quality. Mainly...