Menina D’Uva Ciste


Menina d’Uva is a small winery located in Uva, a remote village in the quiet and desolate countryside of the Northeast of Portugal. Female winemaker Aline Domingues moved from Paris to this area from which her parents had emigrated to Paris to give their children better opportunities.

A controversial move within the family but one that I wholeheartedly support.

Aline clearly is a talented winemaker crafting beautifully pure wines.

Made from 70% red grapes (including Bastardo, known in the Jura as Trousseau) and 30% white grapes including Malvasia and white Bastardo. It’s still a hearthy red that’s crispy and refreshing; cherries, pomegranate with a beautiful smell of the forest. Highly recommended.


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines


Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 70% red (Bastardo, Preta and Negreda), 30% white (Malvasia, Bastardo Branco, Formosa etc.)
Alcohol % 13%
Style Fresh vibrant red
Estate/Producer Aline Domingues
Country Portugal
Region Uva, Planalto Mirandês, Northeast Transmontano, Portugal
Vintage 2021
Vinification Grown on alluvial (or ancient river sediment) soil. In stainless steel tank, with natural yeasts only, the grapes were trodden by foot and pressed. Spontaneous fermentation in INOX vats. The wines are unfined, unfiltered and with just 30mg/L of sulfite added before bottling
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential This wine is mean to de drunk young. Two to four years after harvest


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