Wines

Colares Demarcated Region

In the Sintra municipality there is a small viticultural area that produces a ruby colour wine that with aging acquires an exceptional velvety character and bouquet. It takes several years for the Colares wine to reach maximum quality, although the minimum aging period is 18 months. Due to the long aging period imposed, sales are very limited, making the Colares region a sort of «sanctuary» for connoisseurs of this wine.

The vines of this region have very particular characteristics, due to the proximity of the sea and the strong ocean winds they’re subject to. 

Given its geological nature, Colares can be divided into two sub-areas: “sandy soil (the dune area) and the “ hard soil”(calcareous soil). The Colares wine owes its unique qualities to the grape varieties, the soil and the mild, humid climate during summertime, as well as to the fact that 80% of the vines are placed in “sandy soil”, true to the traditional practice of “unhar” - a process necessary for the ungrafted grapevine cuttings to reach the clay soil underlying the layer of sand.

The geographical area corresponding to the Colares Denomination of Origin is situated in the Sintra Municipality between the Mountains and the Ocean next to the sea, encompassing the parishes of Colares, São Martinho and São João das Lampas.

Casal Sta. Maria, Chardonnay – Regional Lisboa

Casal Sta. Maria, Chardonnay – Regional Lisboa

TERROIR

Sandy soils

VARIETIES

Chardonnay

VINIFICATION

Hand harvested by variety.  Skin maceration followed by light crushing of the grapes and soft pressing. Maturation in barrel for 9 months with bâtonnage.

CHARACTERISTICS

Full bodied and rich, buttery and vanilla notes from the bâtonnage in barrels stand out. 

ALCOHOOL CONTENT

13 %vol.

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

19,50 €

REGULAR SALES OUTLETS

Lisbon: Garrafeira Nacional, Garrafeira Estado d’Alma, El corte Inglés, Wines 9297, Loja Vinhos de Lisboa- Mercado da Ribeira, Blood Wines  / Sintra: Pomarinho da Várzea, Mercearia de Janas,  Wine bar Incomum

Casal Sta. Maria, Colares Red – Doc Colares

Casal Sta. Maria, Colares Red – Doc Colares

TERROIR

Sandy soils

VARIETIES

Ramisco de Colares

VINIFICATION

Hand harvested. Short skin maceration. Fermentation cuvaison, maturation in casks and used French oak barrels. Prolongued maturation in bottles.

CHARACTERISTICS

Freshness, cherry-type fruits, cedar, pine, spicy, increasing tannins and vegetal notes. Long finish, characteristic of the Colares wines.

ALCOHOOL CONTENT

12,36 %vol.

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

54,50 €

REGULAR SALES OUTLETS

Lisbon: Garrafeira Nacional, Garrafeira Estado d’Alma, El corte Inglés, Wines 9297, Loja Vinhos de Lisboa- Mercado da Ribeira, Blood Wines  / Sintra: Pomarinho da Várzea, Mercearia de Janas,  Wine bar Incomum

Casal Sta. Maria, Colares White - DOC Colares

Casal Sta. Maria, Colares White - DOC Colares

TERROIR

Sandy soils

VARIETIES

Malvasia de Colares

VINIFICATION

Hand harvested. Short skin maceration, fermentation in used French oak barrels. 8 months maturation. 

CHARACTERISTICS

Textured, fairly fresh, young, some notes of honey, rather profound and persistent citric, salty sensation.

ALCOHOOL CONTENT

12 %vol.

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

24,50 €

REGULAR SALES OUTLETS

Lisbon: Garrafeira Nacional, Garrafeira Estado d’Alma, El corte Inglés, Wines 9297, Loja Vinhos de Lisboa- Mercado da Ribeira, Blood Wines  / Sintra: Pomarinho da Várzea, Mercearia de Janas,  Wine bar Incomum

Casal Sta. Maria, Colheita Tardia – Regional Lisboa

Casal Sta. Maria, Colheita Tardia – Regional Lisboa

TERROIR

Sandy soils

VARIETIES

Petit Manseng

VINIFICATION

Hand harvested with a discriminating selection of the best grapes from the vines and cellars. The grapes ripen until the end of October on the vines. Fermentation in old French oak barrels and stopped by cold temperatures.  

CHARACTERISTICS

Oily texture, honeyed sweetness, crunchy acidity and final touches of tobacco leaf.

ALCOHOOL CONTENT

12 %vol.

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

24,50 €

REGULAR SALES OUTLETS

Lisbon: Garrafeira Nacional, Garrafeira Estado d’Alma, El corte Inglés, Wines 9297, Loja Vinhos de Lisboa- Mercado da Ribeira, Blood Wines  / Sintra: Pomarinho da Várzea, Mercearia de Janas,  Wine bar Incomum

 

Casal Sta. Maria, Malvasia – Regional Lisboa

Casal Sta. Maria, Malvasia – Regional Lisboa

TERROIR

Sandy soils

VARIETIES

Malvasia

VINIFICATION

Vines planted in Colares hard soil. Skin maceration of 100% of the grapes for 6 to 8 hours. Maturation over fine lees  and bâtonnage until the end of January.

CHARACTERISTICS

Complex wine with slight notes of dark fruit, balsamic acidity, nuts and cedar resin, atlantic acidity and accentuated tannins.

ALCOHOOL CONTENT

12 %vol.

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

12,50 €

REGULAR SALES OUTLETS

Lisbon: Garrafeira Nacional, Garrafeira Estado d’Alma, El corte Inglés, Wines 9297, Loja Vinhos de Lisboa- Mercado da Ribeira, Blood Wines  / Sintra: Pomarinho da Várzea, Mercearia de Janas,  Wine bar Incomum

Casal Sta. Maria, Mar de Rosas – Regional Lisboa

Casal Sta. Maria, Mar de Rosas – Regional Lisboa

TERROIR

Sandy soils

VARIETIES

Touriga Nacional, Pinot Noir, Syrah

VINIFICATION

Grapes come from different vineyards on our Estate. They all have been planted in 2006 and have been managed only for the production of rosé for the past 3 years.

The hand-picked grapes went through a tight selection process in the vineyard and winery. After gentle crush to prevent skin maceration, the juice undergoes 48h of static decantation. Fermentation occurs naturally in new and used French oak barrels of 500L and 225L. It rests there for 10 months, with weekly bâtonnage.

CHARACTERISTICS

Pale salmon color. The nose complexity is given by the Atlantic rich flavors, light red fruit, and elegancy of the oak. It has a refined and velvety texture, Ocean flavors and crispy acidity. It finishes long and intense.

ALCOHOOL CONTENT

13%

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

21,50€

REGULAR SALES OUTLETS

Lisboa: Garrafeira Nacional, Garrafeira Estado d’Alma, El corte Inglés, Wines 9297, Loja Vinhos de Lisboa- Mercado da Ribeira, Blood Wines  / Sintra: Pomarinho da Várzea, Mercearia de Janas,  Wine bar Incomum

Casal Sta. Maria, Merlot – Regional Lisboa

Casal Sta. Maria, Merlot – Regional Lisboa

TERROIR

Sandy soils

VARIETIES

Merlot

VINIFICATION

Grapes picked from the original vineyard planted by Baron Bodo von Bruemmer on the top of Casal Sta Maria.

The hand-picked grapes went through a tight selection process in the vineyard and winery. After gently crushing the grapes the juice stayed a few days in cold maceration in small open vats (lagares). The fermentation took 3 weeks with a daily press of the skins. After the fermentation started, the vats were closed and stayed like this for a couple of weeks. The wine aged for 12 months in used and new French oak barrels of 225L and 500L.

CHARACTERISTICS

Fresh, with notes of roasted red peppers, chocolate and notes of cocoa. Firm tanins, elegant and good acidity typical from the region. Silky in the mouth, deep, with a long after taste with notes of vanilla and spice from the aging in barrels

ALCOHOOL CONTENT

13,5%

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

10,00€

REGULAR SALES OUTLETS

Lisboa: Garrafeira Nacional, Garrafeira Estado d’Alma, El corte Inglés, Wines 9297, Loja Vinhos de Lisboa- Mercado da Ribeira, Blood Wines  / Sintra: Pomarinho da Várzea, Mercearia de Janas,  Wine bar Incomum

Casal Sta. Maria, Pinot Noir – Regional Lisboa

Casal Sta. Maria, Pinot Noir – Regional Lisboa

TERROIR

Sandy soils

VARIETIES

Pinot Noir

VINIFICATION

Hand harvested with discriminating selection of the grapes from the vines and cellars. Long maceration after fermentation. Maturation for 8 months in 225L French oak barrels.

CHARACTERISTICS

Finesse and freshness as introduction, with cherry and wild berry flavours, subtle tannins, the finish compact with great depth.

ALCOHOOL CONTENT

13 %vol.

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

27,50 €

REGULAR SALES OUTLETS

Lisbon: Garrafeira Nacional, Garrafeira Estado d’Alma, El corte Inglés, Wines 9297, Loja Vinhos de Lisboa- Mercado da Ribeira, Blood Wines  / Sintra: Pomarinho da Várzea, Mercearia de Janas,  Wine bar Incomum

Casal Sta. Maria, Riesling – Regional Lisboa

Casal Sta. Maria, Riesling – Regional Lisboa

TERROIR

Sandy soils

VARIETIES

Riesling

VINIFICATION

Late hand harvesting. Skin maceration of 50% of the grapes during 6 to 8 hours. Maturation on fine lees until the end of January.

CHARACTERISTICS

Floral sensations and slight kerosene touch, well textured with a refreshing acidity.

ALCOHOOL CONTENT

12 %vol.

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

11,00 €

REGULAR SALES OUTLETS

Lisbon: Garrafeira Nacional Cellar, Estado d’Alma, Wines 9297 / Sintra: Pomarinho da Várzea, Mercearia de Janas,  Wine  bar Incomum

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