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Marufo Proibido Douro Tinto

Marufo Proibido Douro Tinto

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Proibido Marufo - A unique wine with history!

The Marufo grape is a very old variety that has been growing in the Douro Superior vineyards for many generations. Nevertheless, it was relatively unknown for a long time and was often underestimated. But in recent years it has been experiencing a renaissance and is now one of the most sought-after wines in the region.

Marcío Lopes went in search of the best Marufo grapes and finally came across a vineyard with vines that were almost 30 years old. Here he produced a pure Marufo wine for the first time in 2018, which is characterized by its exceptional qualities and its unmistakable character.

What are the critics saying? The trade journal "Revista de Vinhos" awards 18 out of 20 possible points for this Proibido Marufo. This is an impressive result and shows that Marcío Lopes was absolutely right in his decision to prioritize the Marufo grape.

But what makes the Proibido Marufo so special? On the one hand it is the origin from the Douro Superior, one of the best wine-growing regions in Portugal, which is known for its powerful and aromatic wines. On the other hand, it is the care with which Marcío Lopes produces the wine. From the careful selection of the grapes to the optimal processing, he does everything to develop the full potential of the Marufo grape.

Experience for yourself why Proibido Marufo is one of the best wines in Portugal. Try it now and convince yourself of its incomparable taste and its unique history.

Vinification: After hand picking and transport in small boxes (18 kg-20 kg) to the winery, the grapes are pressed in small granite basins (lagares) with bare (clean) feet. Fermentation started spontaneously and lasted about 20 days. The grapes were stored in the lagares for about 2 months.

Tasting Note: This wine has an aroma of red fruits with light smoky notes. With some tannins, this wine will develop very well in the bottle.

Harmonization and longevity: This is a challenge for gastronomy. It can be drunk immediately or for the next 5 to 10 years as long as it is stored cool, dry, protected from light and without temperature fluctuations.

The imaginative name 'Proibido' (meaning 'forbidden' in English) pays homage to a very old man from whom Márcio bought his very first grapes in 2010. This man cultivated a small 80-year-old vineyard, but also had a secret past: namely, during the Salazar dictatorship, he survived mainly by smuggling near the border to Spain and so Márcio decided to call the wines from his grapes “Proibido”. After the old man died, Márcio bought the vineyard.

Marcio Lopes

Ingredients & Allergens

Contains sulphites


Márcio Lopes was born in Porto in 1983 and spent many summer holidays with his grandparents in the hinterland of Porto where they grew corn and wheat and also produced wine. At the age of 6, his grandmother put him in a lagar (traditional Portuguese granite basin used for winemaking) to stomp the grapes inside, as is still traditionally done today. This was the first of many many wines that young Márcio has since produced. The rest is history...
A year before graduating in Agricultural Engineering in 2006, Márcio started working with the famous winemaker Anselmo Mendes in Melgaço. In 2008 he went to Australia, where he was responsible for two classes in Rutherglen and Tasmania. In 2010 he started his own project “Pequenos Rebentos” (Portuguese for “little offspring”) in the Minho region, home of the Vinhos Verdes.

Manufacturer: Marcio Lopes, Unipessoal, Lda. Rua da Barranha 797, 4460-256 SENHORA DA HORA, Portugal


Vintage: 2020
Region: DOC Douro Superior
Grape variety: Marufo
Soil: schistose origin
Production: 2000 bottles of 0.75L
Barrel aging: 8 months in used barrels - 400L
Bottle aging: 3 months (slight addition of SO2 before bottling)
Bottling: Unfiltered, without stabilization
Alcohol: 12.5%
Total acidity: 5.8 g/L
Residual sugar: 1.0g/L
pH: 3.75
Free SO2: 15 mg/L

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