Casa dos Migueis: its history begins in 1927, but there was already a connection to these vineyards and their cultivation many decades before.
In 1989 the restructuring of the vineyards was started, with noble grape varieties of the region, which took it to the level of producing excellent wines.
Of the estate’s 7.50 hectares, in a single parcel, about 60% are planted with white grape varieties, such as Viosinho, Rabigato, Fernão Pires, Gouveio, Malvasia Fina, Sercial, and Códega do Larinho. In the red varieties, the bet was made on Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, and Tinta Barroca, with ages between 5 and 25 years old.
The quality of the grapes is due to the location and exposure of the vines and the soils where they are planted, adding to these features the climate with specific conditions that characterize the Douro region.
From the vine to the glass, the grapes and the wines go through the processes of manual harvest, foot treading, fermentation in stainless steel vats and tanks, aging in oak barrels and bottles, thus obtaining the Casa dos Migueis and Tintoreto wines.
Pedro Lopes Silva
From the vine to the glass, the grapes and wines go through manual harvesting processes, foot treading, fermentation in stainless steel vats and tanks, aging in oak barrels and bottles, thus obtaining Casa dos Migueis and Tintoreto wines. .
The Douro Demarcated Region (RDD) extends along the Douro River and its tributaries over an area of about 250,000 hectares between Barqueiros and Barca d’Alva. This region has its origins in the territorial delimitation of 1756, date of the first demarcation of the ‘Alto Douro Vineyards’, which defined worldwide the first institutional model of organization of a wine region. Originally established to regulate the production of the fortified wine we call ‘Port wine’, today the RDD circumscribes the Controlled Denomination of Origin of Port and Douro wines.