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The Côa Valley Archaeological Park is located in the Upper Douro, and has extensive evidence of this region’s ancestral occupation dating back to pre-historic times.
It was during occupation by the Roman Empire that the wine culture began to develop in our region.
In 1756, the Marquis of Pombal defined and regulated the Douro Superior wine region, an unprecedented initiative that placed this area at the forefront of modern winemaking regions and denominations, which today still inspires the organisation of new wine regions all over the world.
The original landscape was dominated by massive cliffs overhanging the Douro River. In order to grow vines, human labour shaped these into terraces built along the contours of the hillsides, sustained by expanses of schist walls. All of this has led the Douro Superior wine region to be recognised as a World Heritage Site.

RUI ROBOREDO MADEIRA

"This wine is produced in my winery in São João da Pesqueira, from a selection of grapes from the best vineyards in the Upper Douro. Castello d’Alba was the first wine I launched – in 2000 – and I have always wanted it to reflect my experiences and my vision of a new Douro, putting together cutting edge winemaking with native grape varieties, creating its own modern and innovative style. Castello d’Alba emerges from the new wave that has transformed our region forever – at least as we knew it. Today, it is one of the Douro’s leading brands, and features in the best restaurants and hotels."

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“In 2007 I rehabilitated Quinta da Pedra Escrita, in Freixo de Numão, an estate that has been in my family for 8 generations.
At an average altitude of 575 metres above sea level, the dry and arid soils are predominantly granite, sandy and very low in nutrients.
This is where I wanted to make the wines I have always dreamt of, because I believed that the Douro’s granite, high-altitude soils produce wines with extremely complex aromas and the great longevity of the past.
The wines from this estate captivate us with their freshness, persistence and longevity.
These wines are also a tribute to all of those who have shaped who I am, and who have always inspired me.” 

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THE GASTRONOMIC CHARACTER of the DOURO

THE GASTRONOMIC CHARACTER of the DOURO

Quinta da Cassa is undeniably a supreme estate: it is located at the heart of the Upper Douro, on the river’s left bank, among grade ‘A’ vineyards where the best vintage port wines are born. 
With an average altitude of 150 metres, in the schist soils overlooking the river, we planted terraced vineyards mainly facing north / west, where the best grape varieties of the Douro are planted, such as Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca or Touriga Nacional.
Quinta da Cassa wines captivate us with their character and aromatic purity.
These wines have always stood out due to their gastronomic style, taking root at the table, combining perfectly with our rich, Mediterranean-inspired, traditional Portuguese cuisine. 

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THE 'NEW WORLD' OF THE 'OLD WORLD'

“Quinta de Fafide estate is located on the outskirts of São João da Pesqueira, overlooking the Torto River, on schist soil at an average altitude of 550 metres above the sea level.
This was one of the first places where I found it would be possible to fulfil my dream of producing wines in the Douro that could rival the best wines in the world.
From the beginning, Fafide has stood out due to its modern style and distinctiveness, reflecting the richness of the Douro’s terroir, since the grapes on this estate ripen without thermal or water stress, creating wines with a unique balance of concentration and elegance.
These quickly became a preference among the most demanding connoisseurs, featuring in the trade press in publications such as Decanter, Wallpaper and the Daily Telegraph.” 

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PREMIUM ORGANIC WINES

PREMIUM ORGANIC WINES

Set in the heart of the Prehistoric Rock-Art Site of the Côa Valley, recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its rock art, Quinta do Côa is one of the estates belonging to CARM – Casa Agrícola Roboredo Madeira.
The estate’s wines and olive oils are produced from organically farmed grapes and olives, solely using the region’s native varieties.
A micro-climate that combines high temperatures with low rainfall, as well as schist soils that are low in nutrients, make the Quinta do Côa wines stand out due to an aromatic purity that can only be achieved in the Douro Superior. 

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