Adega Viúva Gomes Colares was established in 1808. Viúva Gomes is one of the last remaining classic producers in Colares, Portugal’s most idiosyncratic region. A clifftop area, bordered on one side by the Atlantic Ocean, with vines planted directly in ocean-born sands, Colares is unique in the world. These are some of the only vines in Europe to have escaped the Phylloxera epidemic of the 19th century. Colares wines are treasured by collectors who seek a vinous window into the true nature of uncorrupted and undiluted old-world wines.
Due to their specific terroir, Viúva Gomes’ wines present a vibrant character. Dominated by sea storms and the southern influence of the Sintra hillsides, it is a temperate region, and creates fresh and salty wines, with a lighter structure and high acidity.
Viúva Gomes Pirata Tutti Frutti contains white and red grape varieties in clay-limestone soil. Fermentation in stainless steel, 1/3 direct press (red grapes), 1/3 maceration with the skins (white grapes) and 1/3 maceration (red grapes). Aged for 10 months in 1500L chestnut and mahogany barrels.