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.

Ramilo Wines, Red – Regional Lisboa

Ramilo Wines, Red – Regional Lisboa

TERROIR

Clay soil in specific plot sheltered from ocean winds with avarege temperatures higher than the rest of the vineyards

VARIETIES

Castelão, Touriga Nacional e Aragonez

VINIFICATION

On the arrival at the winery the hand picked grapes were sorted and de-stemmed. The fermentation occurred in small stainless steel tanks without added yeasts.

CHARACTERISTICS

Deep violaceous colour. The floral and balsamic aromas of the Touriga Nacional and Castelão varieties, combine perfectly with the elegance of Aragonez. Perfectly balanced with long and complex finish.

ALCOHOOL CONTENT

13%

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

8€

REGULAR SALES OUTLETS

Restaurants and specialized shops in Lisbon and Sintra: Invino Wine Bar; Carrascálice; Garrafeira Nacional; Botica Saloia; Mercearia de Janas

Ramilo Wines, Vinhas Velhas – Regional Lisboa

Ramilo Wines, Vinhas Velhas – Regional Lisboa

TERROIR

Clay soil in terraced with atlantic orientation.

VARIETIES

Castelão (João de Santarém)

VINIFICATION

The hand picked fruits were sorted and totally de-stemmed on arrival at the winery. The fermentation occurred in a traditional “lagar”, during one week. A small part of the wine then aged in used French oak barrels, with the rest of it aging in a small stainless steel tank.

CHARACTERISTICS

Light coloured, with a beautiful and fresh aroma. On the mouthfeel, it’s elegance, freshness and salinity will take you back to the classic and distinctive Atlantic wines from the Sintra coastline.

ALCOHOOL CONTENT

13,5%

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

18,50€

REGULAR SALES OUTLETS

Restaurants and specialized shops in Lisbon and Sintra: Invino Wine Bar; Carrascálice; Garrafeira Nacional; Botica Saloia; Mercearia de Janas

Ramilo Wines, Vital – Regional Lisboa

Ramilo Wines, Vital – Regional Lisboa

TERROIR

Clay soil very stony.

VARIETIES

Vital

VINIFICATION

The Vital grapes were hand picked in the morning. On the arrival at the winery, the grapes were carefully pressed and the fermentation occurred in a small stainless steel tank, at the temperature of 16ºC. The wine then went through a batonnage process in a stainless steel tank.

CHARACTERISTICS

Unusual fresh and mineral aromas. On the mouthfeel, it's strugture and unusual salinity will surprise you. A classic style white.

ALCOHOOL CONTENT

13%

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

18,50€

REGULAR SALES OUTLETS

Restaurants and specialized shops in Lisbon and Sintra: Invino Wine Bar; Carrascálice; Garrafeira Nacional; Botica Saloia; Mercearia de Janas

Ramilo Wines, White – Regional Lisboa

Ramilo Wines, White – Regional Lisboa

TERROIR

Clay soil at the top of our vineyard with a big influence of ocean wind

VARIETIES

Arinto, Viosinho e Alvarinho

VINIFICATION

The fruits were hand picked in the morning. On the arrival at the winery, the grapes were de-stemmed and carefully pressed. The fermentation occurred in small stainless steel and started spontaneously without added yeast.

CHARACTERISTICS

Light coloured with floral aromas and citrus fruitiness. Mineral and salty on the mouthfeel, with a lovely structure.

ALCOHOOL CONTENT

13,5%

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

8€

REGULAR SALES OUTLETS

Restaurants and specialized shops in Lisbon and Sintra: Invino Wine Bar; Carrascálice; Garrafeira Nacional; Botica Saloia; Mercearia de Janasnas

Villa Vergani Mare et Corvus, Branco - Regional Lisboa

Villa Vergani Mare et Corvus, Branco - Regional Lisboa

TERROIR

Sandy soils

VARIETIES

Malvasia, F. Pires, Chardonnay

VINIFICATION

Separate vinification of the three varieties that make up the lot. Vinification by the classic process of "bica aberta", with full desengace and immediate pressing. Aging on lees for 3 months.

CHARACTERISTICS

Golden, fresh, salty and live wine with citric and green apple notes. In the mouth, a mineral touch with the presence of salt is added.

ALCOHOOL CONTENT

13%vol

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

8,50€

REGULAR SALES OUTLETS

Local commerce: Grocery stores, markets and restaurants

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