2012 harvest in the Douro, in a blink

We are slowly approaching the end of the harvest in the Douro valley. After few days of rain in the end of September, the weather was pretty good, with temperatures around 20º and dry weather. Early this week, it rained again and it is READ MORE

Fermentation stopped, work during Christmas

We are in December, very close to Christmas day, but we still have a red wine fermenting in our winery. Honestly, this is not a good thing. The alcoholic fermentation of this wine stopped before all sugars were transformed into alcohol, leading to READ MORE

Happy yeasts cover the top of the tank with foam

This is the fermentation tank that received the first grapes of 2010 harvest. Must is already fermenting and yeasts are so happy for the juice they have inside that are sending a lot of foam outside. Strange way of communicating…! With all this READ MORE

Do you want to hear our white wine fermenting?

Our white wine started fermenting this morning. It has around 12% potential alcohol and it  should need three or four days to finish the fermentation. Cláudia says it is showing up an intense peach flavor. For me is more melon. Come over and READ MORE

The drama of the Vat #1

When concerning to wine, cuba in Portuguese means vat. Our fermentation vat #1 received the very first grapes of the harvest, which started one week ago, on September 2nd. At the middle of the second day of harvest, the vat #1 was already READ MORE