Vale Da Mata


In 2003, José Ribeiro Vieira purchased a four hectare vineyard in the foothills of Serra de Aire of Cortes, in the Alta Estremadura, near Lisbon. Vale da Mata pays tribute to Vieira’s winemaker father, Manuel, who claimed that Vale de Mata was the site where he succeeded in producing his best wines. The Vale de Mata project respects the expression of its terroir, cultivating the vines sustainably and using minimal intervention in the winery. Manuel gave this wine its name and his granddaughter Catarina Viera has followed in his footsteps, continuing his winemaking legacy. In 2018.

Vale da Mata is the name of a small, old vineyard located in the foothills of Serra de Aire, in Cortes. The vineyard has a maritime climate and is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. The parcel is just a few hectares and is situated on a steep terrain with rocky soil. The land is extremely hard to work and is cultivated manually, with winter pruning and green harvesting taking place by hand. Protected to the north, it has good sunlight exposure throughout the day and is surrounded by olive trees, fig trees, walnuts and shrubs. Vale de Mata is associated with several sustainable programmes; they are a member of the FSC and grow all their grapes according to organic philosophies. The vines are trained according to the Cordon Royat method and the grapes are manually harvested at optimum maturity.


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Deep, clear ruby color
Nose Floral aromas combine with lively red fruits and well integrated oak
Palate Smooth and round on the palate, with a bright acidity finish that lingers on the palate

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 50% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz, 20% Syrah
Alcohol % 13.5%
Style Medium full boodied wine
Estate/Producer Herdade Do Rocim/Catarina Viera
Country Portugal
Region Lisboa-Serra Do Aire
Vintage 2021
Vinification Manual harvest in 12 kg boxes. At the winery the grapes were placed on a mechanical, vibrating sorting table, before de-stemming. Fermentation took place in french oak vats at 25ºC
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Some ageing potetial- 3-5 years after harvest


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