Quinta das Peixotas
Quinta das Peixotas comprises an area of about 30 hectares and is located in northern Portugal, in the Douro Demarcated Region, south of the parish of Canelas, near the city of Peso da Régua – capital of wine and vineyards.
This region is bathed by the Douro River (with its mouth in the city of Porto) and is internationally known for its DOC Douro wines and especially for its famous Port Wine.
The long tradition of viticulture is revealed in a landscape of special beauty, which highlights the work over the centuries in the construction of schist walls that extend the slopes and contribute to the authenticity of the region.
With a very special terroir, the mid-slope, Quinta das Peixotas has a belvedere that offers a magnificent landscape, in the heart of the Douro Wine Region, where the vineyards are implanted in schist soils and arranged in terraces.
The region benefits from a very particular microclimate, surrounded by mountains, with very hot, dry summers and harsh, long winters with lots of frost.
The schist-based terrain (with an average slope of 25%) is poor and dry, favored by a privileged sun exposure, perfect for growing vines and olive trees.
The impermeability of the shale also allows the accumulation of rainwater from the winter, to feed the plant in the dry and very hot summer.