António Madeira, who is French of Portuguese descent, has his roots in the foothills of Serra da Estrela. Since 2010, António Madeira has been researching, the places in this sub-region, that our ancestors elected as the best for vine, those that we might call the «Grands Crus of the Dão highlands» and found a series of old vines that are distinctive because of the authenticity of their grape varieties, the characteristics and nuances of their granite soils and sun exposures.
2017 was a very dry and early year, harvest started on August 23rd, one month before usual. Excellent year thanks to exceptional weather conditions that allowed harvesting healthy and ripe grapes.
This red Vinhas Velhas 2017 comes from the blend of several small old vineyards cultivated by Antonio with dedication. It illustrates very well the philosophy of the domain.