O Produtor, tasting note published in July 14th 1905
This draft is released in 2022. A tribute to the potential for the evolution of the region's queen grape variety in an unprotected manner, without the addition of sulphur in
grape harvesting, vinification or bottling. A very reduced production, a unique and unreplicable example resulting from an experimental micro vinification.
A surprising wine, full of character, with disagreements, full of passion and vibrant expression.
From the desire to explore and leverage our terroir and our imagination, through experimentation with new practices in the vineyard, new winemaking in the cellar, daring in the image with new clothes, new partnerships with producers, new blends, new varieties, without rules, without dogmas and without fear of risk, we created in 2015 the brand “Rascunho”.
The representation of the experimental and creative side of Quinta de Santiago and with the intention of testing new ways, sharing the results, ideas and
sharing the results, ideas and experiences with the connoisseurs.
Vinification: In the family winery and in a traditional way, all the knowledge and appropriate techniques are put into practice in order to obtain a wine with minimum intervention. No so2 is added at the entrance of the winery, there is a pre-fermentative maceration of 24 hours, whole bunch, manual pressing, fermentation
free fermentation in new French oak barrels of 400l and maturation without so2 correction for a period of 2 years.
Ageing: on full lees with Batonage for lees removal and wine protection. Second stage in bottle at the producer and in ideal conditions
for 12 months. Unfiltered, decanted. Subject to deposit. No CO2 added.
Quinta de Santiago
The Santiago Family Company – Nenúfar Real, Agricultural Society Ltd., aims to be a link between the past and the present. The legacy of past generations, who empirically dedicated themselves to the cultivation of Alvarinho wine with soul and wisdom, and the passion and professionalism of the younger generation, have brought glory to Alvarinho wines – Quinta de Santiago, produced by the third generation of the family. Considered a unique terroir in the region, thanks to its distinct soil, privileged sun exposure of its lands, and sustainable viticulture, the wines produced here convey that knowledge and human richness that, with determination and soul, shaped the dream and life of this project. Leveraging all this knowledge and preserving traditions that are part of this family and this wine-producing region is something the family wants to share in a very personal and close way. Quinta de Santiago wines are full of stories and aspire to be more than just wine; they aim to be an experience, a moment of sharing. The commitment to exclusivity and modernity, appropriate knowledge and technology, and the human element, composed of young individuals attentive to the requirements of the most demanding consumers, lead us to present a range of differentiated and high-quality products.
Quinta de Santiago Rua D. Fernando, 128, Cortes – Monção 4950-542 Mazedo