Producer: Arribas Wine Company
Area: Bemposta, Mogadouro
The Arribas Wine Company project began in 2017, when Federico Machado and Ricardo Alves decided after many years of national and international experiences, that the time to start a more personal project had arrived, thus reflecting in their philosophy and winemaking style. The quest for diversity and a spot with unique characteristics took them to Bemposta, a small village from Mogadouro, where Federico´s grandparents were born. They found very old vineyards, some of them recently abandoned (2ha)
Tinta Gorda, Malvasia, Bastardo, Verdelho, Rufete, Bastardo Branco, Verdelho Vermelho, Tinta Serrana among other varieties yet to be identified, altitude, a wide variation of soils and exposures, traditional and sustainable viticulture, and minimal intervention winemaking are the conducting wires of this project, which aims at elevating the full potential of Arribas do Douro and its vineyards
- Red Wine
- 75% of Red grapes TINTA GORDA, TINTA SERRANA, BASTARDO,
RUFETE, ALVARELHÃO, ALFROCHEIRO, 25% White grapes MALVASIA, BASTARDO BRANCO, POSTO BRANCO, FORMOSA.
- foot trodden in a traditional stone lagar, where they fermented and macerated for 4 days. The freerun was taken out by gravity, with no further extraction brought on by the press, and racked into 3 barrels (aged for 9 months)