The Neves Ferreira siblings have a strong connection to the Douro, in particular to their estate, Quinta do Espinho, which has belonged to the family for six generations. The estate is located in Santa Marta de Penaguião over the Bom Viver (‘Good Living’) place.
There they spent some of their best childhood moments, which they recall with joy.
Later on they took over the management and are fully dedicated to it. Several vineyard parcels have been recovered as well as part of the old winemaking facilities and the main house. This has been done always keeping in mind the original materials and aesthetics of the buildings, some of which date back to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Quinta do Espinho is located in Santa Marta de Penaguião, in the sub-region of the ‘Baixo Corgo’, birthplace of the Demarcated Region of the Douro.
Dating back from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, its winemaking facilities are typical of the Douro’s “Quintas”, originally designed for the production of Port wine. It has a warehouse of oak vats and an impressive house with traditional granite presses, besides other infrastructure related to viticulture and buildings for housing.
The vines are planted in parcels with different grape varieties and different ages, varying from 5 to more than 60 years old. The main red wine grape varieties are Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Barroca. The main white wine grapes are Viozinho, Gouveio and Malvasia fina. In addition to the blend of grape varieties in the old vineyards, which contribute to the complexity of the wines, the beautiful high trellised grapevines (the ‘ramadas’) adorn the pathways and create pleasant shady areas from where to contemplate the landscape protected from the hot summer sun.
The beautiful iron gate, main entrance of the Quinta do Espinho, was one of those chosen by the painter Guichard for the collection "Gates of the Douro" by the local Tourism Office.
Located on a large majestic Douro Valley, this estate enjoys a magnificent view ranging from the Marão to Cambres and Lamego, through the Rodo valley, the Douro River curves of Régua and the Serra das Meadas.
Quinta do Espinho is well known in the region for its beauty, which comfortably exceeds what is already customary in that area. It has been a flagship property of this family, as an Alto Douro Wine Region estate, for six generations.
Produced with the Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and a misture of indegenous grape varieties, it has a clear intense garnet color, rich in fruity aromas and floral notes of rockrose. It is a balanced and fresh wine, with body and persistent finish.
This wine has was produced with the native grape varieties Rabigato, Viosinho, Gouveio and a mixture of white grape varieties from old vineyards, typical of the Douro, which give it great freshness and elegance. Citrine colored, clear and shiny. Aroma fruity, rich and intense and very fresh, with a persistent and elegant finish.
This wine has a fruity and intense aroma. It was produced with the native grape varieties Viosinho and Gouveio that impart to it great freshness and elegance.
A delicious blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca. This wine has been made by the traditional method of foot treading the grapes, fermented in a granite vat and barrel aged in French Oak for 18 months. It has a garnet hue with flavours of fruits and vanilla, It is well balanced and rounded with silky tannins and a long, lingering finish.
Bom Viver Reserva was produced with the traditional grape varieties from the Douro Region, namely Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca and other varieties from old vineyards. Foot-trodden, is fermented in granite lagares and aged 18 months in french oak casks. Garnet colored and fruit scented with notes of spices and dried fruits,...
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