Skip to content


Your cart is empty

Mateus Nicolau de Almeida - Eremitas - Antão do Deserto Branco

Sale price€19,45

Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout

Eremitas wines showcase the unique expression of the Rabigato grape through distinct parcels. Sourced from the Douro Superior, each vineyard basks in a similar Mediterranean/Continental climate and benefits from south-facing schist soils of the Desejosa Formation, with subtle variations in rockiness and altitude. The grapes undergo a traditional vinification process. Harvested by hand, they are gently foot-trodden for three hours in a granite basin (calcatórium) before pressing in a vertical press. The must then flows by gravity to concrete vats in an underground cellar, where natural temperature and humidity reign supreme. Spontaneous fermentation occurs without temperature control, followed by a year of aging in the same concrete tanks. This meticulous approach allows the character of each vineyard to shine through in the final bottle.

Mateus Nicolau de Almeida - Eremitas - Antão do Deserto Branco
Mateus Nicolau de Almeida - Eremitas - Antão do Deserto Branco Sale price€19,45

Learn more about

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.