At 700m, very close to the Spanish border, and south of the Douro, Rui Madeira is single-handedly reviving a region's reputation. He has returned to, and renovated, the winery where he first started honing his craft in Vermiosa. Some of the vines here are exceptionally old. White varieties are Fonta Cal and Siria, while balck cultivars include Jean (Mencia), Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro and others
Rui is a champion for the extremes of the Douro Superior and the higher altitudes of the Beira Interior, his homeland. His wines have purity and definition and energy.
Old vines planted at high altitude (700+m), on the edge of the Spanish meseta, in granite and schist and a high silex content. This is a long forgotten terroir which is now being rediscovered.
Beyra tinto offers an unoaked expression of crunchy berry fruit and spice, with super acidity. Less on tannin, more on flavour.
This is a wine with classy freshness and layers of pure, lusch fruit. It's simply delicious!