The red grape varieties most commonly planted in our vineyards are Baga and Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz e Castelão.

The white grape varieties most commonly planted in our vineyards are Bical, Maria-Gomes, Arinto and Cercial.


The vineyards of our wineries are located in Bairrada, between the Buçaco mountain range and the beaches of the Atlantic coastline, running in an arc from north to south, starting in the town of Troviscal in the municipality of Oliveira do Bairro, in the direction of São Lourenço do Bairro in the municipality of Anadia and continuing towards Cantanhede.

Bairrada has a mild, maritime climate with fogs and abundant rainfall caused by the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean, which influence the ripening of the grapes in a different way to all other wine regions.


To the north, the vineyards are covered in silt formed by sands with hints of clay that produce ripe fruit with a low alcohol content and good acidity. Moving southwards, the marls appear, made up of clay and limestone, which produce wines with a higher alcohol content that are balanced and age with good complexity.

the grape varieties of bairrada


The Bical variety is the white grape variety best represented in our vineyards. The grapes produce particularly soft, fresh, persistent and well-structured wines. In clay-limestone areas they produce wines with aromatic notes of peach or apricot and, when the grapes ripen perfectly, mineral notes of tropical fruit develop.

The Maria-Gomes variety produces grapes in abundance on the sandier soils of the Bairradino coast and has some expression in our vineyards. It produces white wines with a good alcohol content, low acidity and an intense aroma of citrus fruits, alternating between lime and lemon, mandarin and orange, with hints of aromatic herbs.

The grapes from Arinto variety they produce vibrant wines with lively acidity, refreshing and mineral, with a perfect balance between alcohol and acidity on the one hand and fruity and citrus flavours on the other. The grapes of this variety have a strong presence in our vineyards and provide the wines with a great ageing potential that translates into an interesting evolution in the first year of life, retaining this aromatic complexity for three or more years. It is the winemaker's favourite variety for making wines that characterise the house - complex white wines with ageing capacity.

The grapes from Cercial variety are present in some of our vineyards and are used to produce blends in order to obtain more harmonious, full-bodied wines with a pronounced mineral acidity and also to enhance them with their delicate fruity aromas.


Baga - is the region's traditional red grape variety and is responsible for Bairrada's best wines. Baga is vigorous and produces wines full of colour, with wild berry fruit and black plum, with notes of coffee, dried grass, tobacco and smoke, very rich in magnificent tannins when it reaches full ripeness and with enormous potential for bottle ageing. In the less clay-rich soils to the north, the low alcohol content associated with full maturity, perfect acidity and delicate skin with little colour make for extraordinary "blancs de noirs" sparkling wines.

Touriga Nacional - give rise to wines with marked acidity and good ageing capacity. The thick skin, rich in colouring matter, produces intense, deep colours. They have a soft, warm aroma with hints of violet, making them pleasant wines to drink, very balanced and with excellent ageing capacity. The main flavour is of very ripe, sweet red fruits.

Tinta Roriz - offers wines that combine elegance and robustness, with a well-structured body, intense aromas reminiscent of red fruits and plums, a violet ruby colour, good acidity, a complex and very pleasant palate. When Tinta Roriz is matured in oak, it can have notes of coffee, tobacco and wood, in a discreet and subtle way.

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