A Descoberta

The mystery of the box found inside one of the walls of Casa da Passarella is finally resolved. The story begins in 1942, when a box is secretly hidden in the stone walls of a room in the Casa da Passarella by their former owners, containing a beautiful handwritten document with instructions to be opened 50 years later. The document, signed by some iconic characters of the time, also contained a last will: that all the riches stored in the box were distributed by the poor. Truth is, neither of those things happened. Only in 2010, when the Casa has undergone works, the box was found and opened. And there was nothing inside. The investigations were advancing, the mystery never has unraveled. When it seemed that resignation would eventually beat persistence, a specialist in unusual events was called to the scene. “The box was actually filled" - explained Professor K. Noronha – “but not with material, tangible things. The box was impregnated with a special substance that reacts with times to come, bringing happiness through wine to those who wish and know how to take advantage of it.” "Now these times to come are already part of the present. And this is a double discovery" – he concluded.



Awards

2017

Colheita Tinto
Concours Mondial Bruxelles - SILVER Medal
International Wine Challenge - Commended
International Wine and Spirits Competition - SILVER Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards - SILVER Medal

Colheita Branco
Selezione del Sindaco - SILVER Medal
International Wine and Spirits Competition - BRONZE Medal
Concurso Vinhos de Portugal - GOLD Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards - Commended
Wine Enthusiast - 88 points

2016

Colheita Tinto
International Wine Challenge - BRONZE Medal
Concours Mondial Bruxelles - SILVER Medal
Selezione del Sindaco - SILVER Medal

Colheita Branco
Decanter World Wine Awards - BRONZE Medal

2015

Colheita Tinto
International Wine Challenge - BRONZE Medal
International Wine and Spirits Competition - BRONZE Medal
Revista de Vinhos - Good Buy

Colheita Branco
Selezione del Sindaco - GOLD Medal
Concurso Vinhos de Portugal - GOLD Medal
Os Melhores Vinhos do Dão Engarrafados - GOLD Medal
International Wine Challenge - BRONZE Medal
Revista de Vinhos - Good Buy

2014

Colheita Tinto
Concours Mondial Bruxelles - GOLDEN Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards - COMMENDED

Colheita Branco
Wine of Portugal Challenge - GREAT GOLDEN Medal 
Best Portuguese White Wine

2012

Colheita Tinto
Revista de Vinhos - Best Buy

Colheita Branco
Revista de Vinhos - Best Buy

A Descoberta

Colheita Tinto


Country Portugal
Region Specified of Dão
Subregion Serra da Estrela
Climate Continental Dry
Soil Poor
Type Granitic
Vine Varieties Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro e Jaen
Classification VQPRD DOC Dão
Winemaking In vats with temperature control
Consumption Immediate
Gastronomy Versatile (fish, meat and salads)
Bottle 0 ,75 L
Box 6 bottles
Winemaker Paulo Nunes

This wine comes from the balance between riper and fresher vines, and consists of traditional varieties, namely Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro, Jaen and Touriga Nacional. The winemaking process occurs in traditional lagar, where we aim to express the added value of our terroir.

Therefore, one of our classic methods is the fermentation that occurs with yeast selected from our vines, which is a house tradition that goes back several decades. The ageing process occurs in traditional cement tanks and a small percentage in used casks.

 

A Descoberta

Colheita Branco


Country Portugal
Region Specified of Dão
Subregion Serra da Estrela
Climate Continental Dry
Soil Poor
Type Granitic
Vine Varieties Encruzado, Malvasia Fina, Verdelho
Classification VQPRD DOC Dão
Winemaking Pre-fermentative maceration; steel vat fermentation and battonage
Consumption Already
Gastronomy Versatile (fish, meat and salads)
Bottle 0 ,75 L
Box 6 bottles
Winemaker Paulo Nunes

It comes from a blend of varieties, which are partially vinified in group. The harvest is manual to 12kg boxes. After a slight grape skin contact, a very light pressing and natural decanting occurs.

The fermentation process occurs in stainless steel tank with controlled temperature, where it then ages sur lies during 6 months. Due to this ageing process, the whole stabilization process prior bottling is naturally minimalistic.

 

A Descoberta

Colheita Rosé


Country Portugal
Region Specified of Dão
Subregion Serra da Estrela
Climate Continental Dry
Soil Poor
Type Granitic
Vine Varieties Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz
Classification VQPRD DOC Dão
Winemaking Off-skin fermentation with temperature control
Consumption Already
Gastronomy Versatile (fish, meat and salads)
Bottle 0 ,75 L
Box 6 bottles
Winemaker Paulo Nunes

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