The vineyard produces 300,000 bottles and aims to produce one million bottles from 2020.
Colinas do Douro launches mono grape varieties every year in order to test on the market the best possible combinations of grape varieties, soils and exposure.
To guarantee production the owner the Angolan businessman Kelson Giovelli has invested in a “adega” fully integrated into the landscape. The work was entrusted to the renowned architects, Eduardo Souto de Moura and Ricardo Rosa Santos. The two architectural goldsmiths have chosen to minimize the visual impact on this magnificent Douro landscape.
In lisbonne-affinités we appreciated the white Douro Supérieur 2018, a rather limited edition of 3500 bottles. Both fresh and concentrated, it is a wine from a particularly difficult year, and gives a special character to this superior Douro.
The red colinas do Douro, appellation contrôlée (DOC) reserva 2017 is also very elegant. A complex wine, the result of a blend of 5 grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz e Sousão. This wine spent 12 months in French oak barrels. Black fruits, heather and violets give this wine a rich and sensual aroma.
Also recommended is Quinta da Extrema, edição 1. A Douro controlled designation of origin, complex and refined.