Perfect Drinking Temperature: room temperature
Grape Percentage: A blend of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Sousão, and Tinta Amarela
Winemaking: Organic viniculture, Herbicide-free farming, Traditional hand picking, Use of natural yeast. The wine comes from an intermediate region of the Douro, and climate here is almost Mediterranean. Schist soils. Fermented in concrete tanks where it ages for eight months.
TRANS DOURO EXPRESS – CLIMATE WINES
The Douro Wine Region is divided into 3 sub-regions: Baixo Corgo, Cima Corgo and Douro Superior. Each has its own history, culture and above all, climate, thus creating distinctive wines. TRANS DOURO EXPRESS is an exploratory voyage through the region by way of a trio of wines that seek to express the characteristics of their place of origin.
Douro River upstream, backbone of the region, side by side with the line train, pathway of amazing journeys, we wish you a nice journey!
MATEUS NICOLAU DE ALMEIDA - The winemaker of Trans Douro Express Cima Corgo
Besides Trans Douro Express Cima Corgo see all MATEUS NICOLAU DE ALMEIDA wines.
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.