O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2018
This rosé has a bright salmon color and a youthful aroma of good intensity, resembling ripe red fruits. In the mouth it is dry and light with a balanced acidity. Excellent mouth aroma. Refreshing finish.
Young wine profile, with good intensity and aromatic complexity. Dry, medium bodied and with a very balanced acidity. Soil Geology: schist soil, with good depth. Age of the vineyards: about 15 years. Vinification: manual harvest. Manual selection of bunches. Destemming followed by pelicular maceration. Pressing. Static clarification. Fermentation in stainless steel vats with temperature control. Stage: stage on the thin dregs with battonage in stainless steel vat. Limited to existing stock. In case the wine you bought is out of stock, we will contact you to propose a different wine, or to return the amount paid. Promotions on wines cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons”.
Secret Spot Wines
Secret spot Wines is born from a dream come true in a two-way project and has only one objective: to produce the best wine, true to its origins. The first step was to find an accessible wine cellar, with a mild climate (high altitude), spacious and well-sized, that allowed to reconcile the traditional Douro wine practices with the contributions of modern oenology. The place was the Quinta da Faísca Winery, in the parish of Favaios. The construction dates back to 1946. In the cellar were 3 wineries and 1 lagaret in stone (on the top floor) as well as a vertical press. On the lower floor were 14 wooden barrels for Port and Moscatel stages. With the aim of creating a wine cellar that would allow small portions to be vinified using different styles of winemaking, a few changes were preceded. All the grape reception was moved to the outside of the winery, keeping the wineries and the vertical press. On the lower floor 7 wine barrels of different capacities were refurbished, 1 vertical press, 3 fermentation vats and 6 storage vats were installed. In the space occupied by the other old barrels, the oak barrels now stand. From sorting to pressing the grapes, no pump is used. The architectural element of this winery – two-story construction -, so characteristic of Douro wine cellars, allows the wine to be moved with the use of gravity.