Longtime friends and companions of many journeys, oenologists Celso Pereira and Jorge Alves complete two decades in the project Quanta Terra, which allowed them to explore a little more than the projects that each one is involved.
The result of a common dream, where research, technique and firmness of character were the pillars that shaped the partnership, with Quanta Terra creating great wines, revered by critics and the public.
More than two decades after the launch of the first harvest, Quanta Terra has already traveled the world and carries with it the essence of the region, inside and outside the bottle. This is because, in the labels, this one is transported of faithful form through the drawing of an old map of the basin of Douro. In focus is the river, painted in blue with reading contrary to its natural course, valuing the cradle of these wines. At first glance, by its vertical position, it suggests a tree, after which the trunk and the branches were worked, added curls and tendrils, and recreating, as a whole, a kind of vine.
Oenologists Jorge Alves and Celso Pereira, living in the Douro Demarcated Region, aware that the character of the wine is determined by Terroir and the quality is determined by the Man, began in 1998 a program of soil selection, vineyard location, grafting , exposure, altitude, slope, grapes, age of the vine, yield, etc., in about 10 properties located in Cimo Corgo and Upper Douro.
Those that provided the best microvinifications were subsequently subject to a "on the spot" evaluation of the quality and potential of vines for the production of DOC / Douro red and white wines.
From the research and trials developed over a number of years, two wine ranges were created: "Quanta Terra" and "Terra a Terra" were soon distinguished by their quality and recognition, attributed to the strict control of the processes from the agricultural context to the winemaking.
The terroir, the maintenance of the vineyards, the control of maturation of the grapes and the harvest are based on the fulfillment of an integrated protection that contributes to the sustainability of the Douro ecosystem.