O Produtor, tasting note published in March 27th 2020
The nose is intense and complex, very mineral and with citrus notes. In the mouth is deep and full-bodied, a perfect symbiosis of the minimality and freshness of Serra de São Mamede, with the elegance of Amphoras.
Mixture of castes from the Porto Alegre region. Manual harvest in 20kg boxes with rigorous choice at the entrance of the winery. Vinification in red clay amphoras. Aged for 6 months in the same carvings. Bottled in March 2019. Production of 4815 bottles. 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.
Susana Esteban was born at Tui, northern Spain. She has a degree at Chemestry by Santiago de Compostela University and a master degree at Enology by La Rioja University. She started working as a winemaker at Quinta do Côtto, Douro, in 1999. In 2002 she moved to Quinta do Crasto, also in the Douro valley, where she worked as winemaker until 2007. Since 2007 she has worked as a consultant for several Alentejo wineries including Tiago Cabaço wines, Herdade do Barrocal, Monte dos Cabaços and Monte da Raposinha. Throughout her career she managed to accumulate a fair share of awards. In 2012 she managed to receive the award of “Best winemaker of the Year” by Revista dos Vinhos, being the only female winemaker to receive so far such an award. At the end of 2009 Susana Esteban decided to establish herself as a wine producer starting her personnel project. She decided to make wines full of character in a slightly different style of the Alentejo traditional way.