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Mateus Nicolau de Almeida - Curral Teles - Theta Tinto

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Nestled in Curral Teles, this small-batch winery produces unique wines classified by Greek letters, a nod to the spirit of experimentation in ancient academies. These limited-edition red wine offerings reflect the winemaker's cellar experience, with each vintage distinct. Following a traditional Roman and Cistercian method, whole red grapes are foot-trodden for three hours in a lagare (stone treading vat) before pressing and fermentation in a concrete tank for eight months. Theta is represented by grapes from 2019.

Mateus Nicolau de Almeida - Curral Teles - Theta Tinto
Mateus Nicolau de Almeida - Curral Teles - Theta Tinto Sale price€22,99

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Mateus Nicolau de Almeida

Mateus, a fifth-generation winemaker from the renowned Nicolau de Almeida family, carries on a historic winemaking legacy in the Douro region. He's a true maverick within the family, pioneering biodynamic viticulture, a shift his initially skeptical father, João Sr., eventually embraced due to its impressive results. Today, Mateus, along with his wife Teresa and father João Sr., is crafting exceptional wines. His deep passion for the land is evident in every aspect of his life, even his garden is a vineyard! He believes that Douro provides all the essential elements for winemaking, and their profound connection to the land resonates throughout their work. The Nicolau de Almeida family epitomizes the spirit of Douro, as Mateus lets the land tell its own story. Discover more about their extraordinary journey.