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BY RUI ROBOREDO MADEIRA

BY RUI ROBOREDO MADEIRA

April 2015

by RUI ROBOREDO MADEIRA

"At last, and dare I say that not the least, producing the wines I’ve always dreamt of, gave me a new lease on life.
Unrestrained from the prevailing taste, trends or markets and set on familiar regions, I’ve searched for Douro Valley’s maximum expressions”
 

Expresso

Expresso

May 2014

Beira atrai apostas em novos vinhos

Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2014

Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2014

May 2014

Médaille d'Or 2013
Médaille d'Or 2014

Time Out Lisboa

Time Out Lisboa

Outubro 2013

Vinho nota 10

Jornal de Notícias

Jornal de Notícias

October 2013

Roboredo Madeira — Reinventar o Douro, misturar e dar-nos o melhor

Revista de Vinhos

Revista de Vinhos

October 2013

Um pequeno passo, um salto enorme

Oje

Oje

September 2013

O enólogo que está a conquistar o Japão

Sol

Sol

September 2013

Vinhos feitos à altura

Diário Digital

Diário Digital

September 2013

Rui Roboredo Madeira, quando males vêm por grandes bens

Mundo Português

Mundo Português

September 2013

Uma aposta nos vinhos do Vale do Douro

Jornal de Notícias

Jornal de Notícias

September 2013

Regiões Douro, Dão e Beira a exportar mais

Marketeer

Marketeer

September 2013

Rui Roboredo Madeira unifica marca

Diário de Noticias

Diário de Noticias

September 2013

Douro, Dão e Beira partem à conquista de mercados e aumentam exportações

2013 Regional Trophy

2013 Regional Trophy

May 2013

Regional Trophy: White under £15
Beyra - Vermiosa, 700 Mt, Beira Interior 2012


SPLIT BETWEEN COASTAL and mountainous regions, northern Portugal’s white wines are among the country’s freshest and most mineral. Surrounded by the Estrela, Marofa and Malcata mountains and sat 400m-700m above sea level, Beira Interior DOC is well placed to lure Riesling lovers off the beaten track - especially with its heritage of old-vine native grapes (Síria and Fonte Cal) and the rugged granite and schist quartz-streaked soils to which they are so well adapted.
Two years ago, this combination tempted winemaker Rui Madeira to return to the region where he had spent his school holidays, and acquire the winery in the village of Vermiosa where he worked his first harvest in 1987. Madeira makes three blends of Síria and Fonte Cal, but considers this exuberantly aromatic cuvée ‘a “clássico”, as it is the most unoaked, pure style I can get from the area’.
The grapes were hand harvested over three weeks from the last week of September, from vineyards at an average altitude of 700m. Cool nights slowed the ripening process, resulting in intense flavour and racy acidity. Adding ‘personality and bone’ to the fruitier Síria, the old native Fonte Cal in this blend sits well with Madeira’s belief that in Portugal ‘we need to adapt to international consumers, but never lose our identity’.

 

 

Decanter — Rui Madeira

Decanter — Rui Madeira

Semptember 2013

Decanter

Decanter

September 2013

Regional Trophy: Red Douro under £15
Castello d’Alba - Grande Reserva - Vinhas Velhas - Douro 2011

WINEMAKER RUI MADEIRA scooped two DWWA Trophies this year. It is hard to think of two more contrasting wines than this concentrated, full-bodied Douro red from Port country and Beyra Vermiosa Altitude 700 Mt 2012. Yet there are common threads: both are sourced from native grape varieties, old vines and mountainous terrain.
What’s more, like Beyra, this wine’s freshness, fruit purity and perfume are marked even though it comes from Douro Superior (the Douro’s driest, hottest sub-region) and was made in 2011, a hot year highly rated for Vintage Port. How so? Madeira, who grew up in this part of the Douro and co-founded Vinhos Douro Superior (VDS) in 1999 explains, ‘with a good selection of vineyards, even in the hottest vintages we can get a lot of fruit and purity, for freshness, we play with grape varieties, altitude, solar exposure and terraces’. This is why VDS owns 37ha of vineyards and sources grapes from another 200ha: ‘I’m always looking for north-facing vineyards that allow you to get higher acid content as well as less raisined grapes’.
As for the lead varieties, Madeira adds ‘Touriga Franca gives rock rose character, as well as elegant and sweet tannins, Touriga Nacional supplies fresh notes - bergamot, basil - as well as black fruits; while Sousão adds acidity and power’.

 

Regional Trophy

Regional Trophy

 May 2013

Best Red Douro Decanter Castello d'Alba Vinhas Velhas red 2011

50 Great Portuguese Wines for UK by Olly Smith

50 Great Portuguese Wines for UK by Olly Smith

April 2013

Beyra Quartz White

 

Revista Up Tap

Revista Up Tap

January 2013

Rui Madeira — Beyra

 

Epicur

Epicur

December 2012

Beyra Quartz 

Expresso — Revista Atalaya

Expresso — Revista Atalaya

 September 2012

Paixão pelo Vinho

Paixão pelo Vinho

November 2012

Beyra White

 

September 2012

Quinta Pedra Escrita white in the pannel 'whites of excellence'

 

Quinta da Pedra Escrita

Quinta da Pedra Escrita

August 2012

Better harmonization with cataplanas fish.

 

Revista de Vinhos

Revista de Vinhos

September 2012

Beyra Superior White in the pannel 'whites of excellence'

 

Prestige Gold Medal Terra Olivo

Prestige Gold Medal Terra Olivo

July 2012

Castello D'alba Reserva Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

 

July 2012

Gold Medals

 

Público — Fugas

Público — Fugas

July 2012

May 2012

Gold Medal
Atalaya red 2008

 

Concours Mondial

Concours Mondial

May 2012

Gold Medal
Castello D'Alba Vinhas Velhas White

 

Beyra @ Marketeer

Beyra @ Marketeer

April 2012

 

Os melhores de 2012 Guia W-Anibal

Os melhores de 2012 Guia W-Anibal

January 2012

Quinta da Pedra Escrita White

 

Expresso — Revista Única

Expresso — Revista Única

December 2011

Castello D'Alba Vinhas Velhas White

 

Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast

August 2011

Castello D'alba Vinhas Velhas Red 91 pts

 

Guia Flos Olei

Guia Flos Olei

November 2011

Castello D'alba Reserva Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 

Concours Mondial

Concours Mondial

MaY 2011

Gold Medal

Quinta da Cassa red 2007

 

Vinhos de Portugal 2011

Vinhos de Portugal 2011

November 2010

João Paulo Martins
Tintos a não perder
Quinta da Cassa Reserva Red

 

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator

April 2011

Kim Marcus’ Recommended Wines From Portugal

 

Wine Castello D'Alba and Quinta do Côa featured at Boa Compra

Wine Castello D'Alba and Quinta do Côa featured at Boa Compra

April 2010

 

The New York Times

The New York Times

October 2009

Quinta do Côa

 

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator

November 2010

Rui Madeira Top 10

 

Concours Mondial

Concours Mondial

May 2009

Gold Medal

Castello D'Alba Reserva Red 2008

 

Concours Mondial

Concours Mondial

May 2008

Great Gold Medal
Castello D'Alba Reserva Red 2006

 

Concours Mondial

Concours Mondial

May 2007

Gold Medal
Castello D'Alba Reserva White 2006

 

Business Review

Business Review

January 2007

Castello d'Alba Reserva Red

 

Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best

Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best

December 2006

Wine Spectator Top Values 2009

Wine Spectator Top Values 2009

November 2009

Castello D'Alba Red

 

Revista Evasões

Revista Evasões

January 2006

200 wines for 2006 by Aníbal Coutinho
Castello d'Alba Vinhas Velhas White

 

Expresso — Revista Única

Expresso — Revista Única

August 2005

Rui Madeira

 

Revista Reserva 1500 Sogrape

Revista Reserva 1500 Sogrape

June 2005

Atalaya Red

 

Evasões

Evasões

 March 2005

Castello D'Alba Reserva Red

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

March 2004

Quinta de Fafide Reserva Red 

Wine Spectator — Rui Madeira

Wine Spectator — Rui Madeira

December 2003

 

Decanter top 100 wines

Decanter top 100 wines

November 2003

Quinta de Fafide Reserva Red

 

Público

Público

June 2003

Castello D'Alba Reserva White

 

Daily Telegraph — wine of the week

Daily Telegraph — wine of the week

July 2002

Quinta de Fafide Reserva Red