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

There an old saying in Douro that we have “nine months of winter and three months of hell“. Because our vineyards are located at an altitude of 500 meters, we have during summer time very warm days but cold nights. This conditions assure great fenolic concentration and fine acidity. Annual precipitation in very low, around 500mm.

Soil

Soils in Maritávora are very stony with abundant schist. These poor soils doesn’t allow high yealds.

Freixo de Espada à Cinta

Location

Mapa Portugal

Freixo de Espada à Cinta is an historical village in the region of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro.