Lavradores de Feitoria is a unique project, created on September of 2000. Resulted from the union of 15 producers, owners of 18 Quintas spread throughout the best terroirs in the 3 sub-regions of the Douro region (Baixo Corgo, Cima Corgo and Douro Superior). Nowadays the company has 48 shareholders (of which 15 are producers), and 19 Quintas. Together, they have a total area of vineyard of more than 600 ha.
All wines from Lavradores de Feitoria – from the big consumption to the big ageing capacity – are balanced, elegant and food-friendly, but always with a Douro identity. One should expect, and demand, a strong character for each brand as an expression of terroir, concept, or even fantasy.
At Lavradores de Feitoria are produce blended wines and the so called terroir wines. The first – with the brands Lavradores de Feitoria, Gadiva, Cheda and Três Bagos – are made from a rigorous selection of grapes from the different Quintas and reveal the complexity, the richness and the blending tradition of Douro. The terroir wines – with the brands Meruge and Quinta da Costa das Aguaneiras – reflect the character and the individuality of a specific vineyard.
In the The 7th "SAKURA" Japan Women's Wine Awards 2020 Lavradores de Feitoria White, Meruge white and Quinta da Costa red wines were awarded the Gold Medal
Malvasia Fina, Gouveio and Síria grapes variety were choose for the production of Lavradores de Feitoria White. This wine is fresh and fruity, with good aromatic density, revealing tropical fruit like plums and watermelon. Simultaneously fresh and fruity on the palate, it is very elegant with balanced acidity and some minerality. It has a beautiful contrast of citrus and tropical fruit.
Meruge White is a 100% Viosinho. This wine reveals great complex aromas of ripe fruits with balsamic hints to then evolve to some dried white fruit aromas. On the palate it has a very elegant acidity and expressive notes of quince, vanilla and dried peel of fruits. It is very fresh with a very harmonious and long finish.
Quinta da Costa red wine is mostly produced with Touriga Nacional, planted in Quinta da Costa, one of our families’ Douro vineyards. The vineyard is located in Cima Corgo, in the Douro valley, on a slope with south exposure that is 50 years old. The wine is vinified in traditional granite containers – the “lagares” – to then pursue its ageing in French oak barrels.
It presents bright red colour. Intense and exuberant, very fruity and elegant on the palate. It reveals aromas of ripe black plum and cassis. Full-bodied and silky on the palate, with soft and ripe tannins and spicy notes. It is a powerful, elegant wine with great potential of ageing in the bottle.
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