Country: Portugal Region: Douropr
Content: 0.75 L Type of Wine: Red Grape: Field Blend Funky Factor: Classic Allergens: Contains Sulfites
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Perfect Drinking Temperature: room temperature Alcohol: 13,5% Grape Percentage: A old field blend with more than 15 different varieties with red and white varieties.
Winemaking: Organic viniculture, Herbicide-free farming, Traditional hand picking, Use of natural yeast, malolactic fermentation. ß (Beta) „Lavrador Wine“ is a wine with a mix of white and red grapes carieties and vinified together in lagar for 10 days. One-year stage in 400-liter barrel
Taste: Pronounced nose of red and some dark fruits. Mouthfull and multifaceted with delicated savories. This is a complex wine with many own interesting flavors. Close your eyes and get inspired. Food Pairing: Duck, Beef
“Curral Teles is where our winery is located. In these wines I work essentially the Human influence in the wine. From the type of variety, ways of planting, vinification, elevage, etc.”
These wines are made in small quantities that reflect the experiences made in the cellar and are not produced every year. They are classified with Greek Alphabet in honor to the experiences that were made in the Greek academies.
Mateus is the fifth generation of the Nicolau de Almeida family to produce wine in the Douro. Together with his wife, Teresa Ameztoy, they work in a wine cellar they call Shad’s Winery (Alosa Alosa), named after the fish that crossed the Douro River from the Atlantic Ocean, a reality impossible today due to the construction of the dams.
In this cellar they give us different perspectives and approaches to the vineyard and wine, based on organic and biodynamic farming. They present us 3 sets of wines. The Trans Douro Express, seeking to show the climatic characteristics of each sub-region of the Douro: Baixo Corgo, Cima Corgo and Douro Superior. The Eremitas, white wines made with the same variety but from parcels with different soils, and, finally, the Curral Teles which are the result of different vinification techniques.
All this in an underground wine cellar, dug in the schist, creating an unusual aesthetic where nature and man meet.