There are chosen places. Places where singularity breaks all rules. Places where some sort of realm of exception manifests, which some accuse of chance and fate. Everything, in these places as favorable as Earth, converges for abundance and diversity of life. Perfect matter and distances, the climate and the efficacy of the soil, sun and rain in decisive days. But, beyond all cosmic and physical balance, life insinuates itself especially in the history of its protagonists, spanning as a vast web of almost imperceptible events, like every particle of time.
These are the favorable conditions for one day life having bloomed in Villa Oliveira too.
Concurso Vinhos de Portugal - GREAT GOLD Medal; Best Varietal
Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA) - SILVER Medal
Os Melhores Vinhos do Dão Engarrafados - SILVER Medal
Concurso Vinhos de Portugal - SILVER Medal
The first brand by Casa da Passarella, Villa Oliveira, was originally born more than 100 ago. To pay a faithful homage to our history, we have decided to produce these extremely limited editions. It comes from hand-picked 100% Touriga Nacional grapes. The fermentation is achieved with indigenous yeasts in cement tanks followed by a maceration period of one month. The ageing process occurs in 225 litres French oak barrels for a period of 18 months. This wine is not subject to filtering.
With a rigorously limited edition of 2500 bottles, this wine expresses the aim of producing a Touriga Nacional old vine. In a region where the old vineyard is formed by a wide mixture of grape varieties in the same plot of land, we decided in 2009 to harvest 3500 kg Touriga Nacional grapes from a single 80-year-old vineyard, which implied choosing the Touriga Nacional variety from the other grape varieties in that plot. From this highly selective harvest emerged a classical Touriga Nacional, whose wine making process was developed taking into account the exceptional raw material, with no use of any type of yeasts, industrial enzymes or correction.