Vineyards

Quinta de Maritávora

The vineyards, located on schist stony soils, occupy an area of about 15 hectares (37 acres). The red vineyards are between 15 and 50 years old. The white vineyard is more than 100 years old. The vines are from typical Douro varieties. The yields are low and fruit-cluster thinning is used regularly. Most of the work, from the pruning to harvest, is performed manually. Respect for the environment is constant and all our vineyards are certified as organic.

RED VARIETIES

  • Tinta Roriz: 30%
  • Touriga Franca: 30%
  • Touriga Nacional: 30%
  • Tinto Cão: 5%
  • Outras: 5%

WHITE VARIETIES

  • Códega do Larinho: 30 %
  • Rabigato: 30 %
  • Viosinho: 20 %
  • Outras: 20 %

Climate

Quinta de Maritávora is located in the Douro Superior. In this Douro sub-region, winters are long and rigorous and the summers are very hot. The climate is extremely dry, with annual precipitations generally less than 500 mm. Our vineyards are situated at 500 meters of altitude, so they have cool evenings even in the months of July and August where the heat is more intense. This microclimate of Freixo de Espada à Cinta, provides wines with high concentration but maintaining a well-marked freshness.

Soil

The soils of Quinta de Maritávora are formed by shale and extremely stony. They are poor soils that do not allow high loads and help the minerality and concentration of wines.

Freixo de Espada à Cinta

Location

Mapa Portugal

Freixo de Espada à Cinta is one of the most remote villages in the country, the birthplace of the poet Guerra Junqueiro. The highlights are: the Matriz church, of the 16TH century, was built in manueline style, the “Torre do Galo”, medieval style, is the only one heptagonal tower in Portugal and the Silk Museum, a place dedicated to the tradition of silk, with craftswomen working live, extracting the cocoons of the silk filaments.