Let yourself be seduced by this wine of unique character, linked to its terroir, combining its elegant structure with the freshness of a lively acidity that gives it great pleasure on the table and a long life. It should be served between 16-18ºC.
Red and black berries and spices stand out on the nose. The impressive fruit concentration lets the wine linger in the mouth.
The tannins are soft and well integrated, offering a solid structure without being overly dry. All this is supported by a discreet acidity.
An elegant and unique wine that stays true to its origins and goes well with dishes of intense flavor. Should be served at 16-18ºC, decanting is recommended.
Origin: The vineyards are located in the sub-region of Cima-Corgo (Alijó), at an average altitude of 500-600 m, on slate and granite soils.
Grape Varieties: Hand-picked grapes from old vineyards (over 70 years old) with a wide variety of native varieties (more than 20), notably Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz and Rufete.
Vinification and aging: The grapes are harvested in September and October. 65% destemming with minimal crushing long fermentation in small warehouses, 3 months of post-fermentation maceration for part of the final cuvée. Malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels and chestnut barrels (15% new). Bottled in February 2020, after 36 months of aging in barrels.
Goes well with: meat (roast beef), duck, game (wild boar).
Ingredients & Allergens
The wines of the "Uivo" series are produced by Tiago Sampaio at an average altitude of 600 meters above sea level in the high altitudes of the Douro Valley. The grapes grow on the family vineyards.
The entire manufacturing process is carefully monitored and controlled, mixing knowledge acquired over generations with new scientific developments. The result is complex wines, mysterious and seductive, of great gastronomic versatility.
Next time you travel to Porto, visit the Taberna Folias de Baco. It belongs to Tiago and the food and the wines are top notch.
Manufacturer's address: Folias de Baco, Tiago Sampaio, Rua António Cândido 7, 5070-029 Alijó, Portugal
Floor: slate and granite
Growing area: Douro, Portugal
Production: 7,000 bottles
Alcohol: 13% vol.
This podcast is about Tiago Sampaio and his natural wines, but read for yourself:
Tiago Sampaio is a passionate and innovative winemaker who founded his own winery in Oregon in 2007 after completing his PhD. During his time in the US, he developed a deep admiration for Pinot Noir and upon his return to the Douro region of Portugal decided to plant this delicate and fresh Burgundian grape variety in 2001. This experience shaped his own style of winemaking.
Luckily, Tiago's family owned vineyards in the higher-altitude areas of Favaois, known for their production of aromatic Moscatel wines, which are traditionally offset for the DOC Moscatel do Douro. Tiago exploits these vineyards by growing his vines at altitudes of 500 to 700 meters. His vineyards are made up of a combination of old mixed hereditary vines and newly established plots where he is experimenting with varietals such as Alvarinho and Tinta Francisca.
In addition to his own winery, Tiago also works as a consultant at Aphros, a leading biodynamic producer of Vinho Verde wines. He is strongly committed to sustainable viticulture and the production of natural wines in the Douro region. Tiago has made a name for himself as an expert in Pet Nat wines, a style known for its natural and sparkling qualities. His dedication to pushing the boundaries and commitment to eco-friendly practices make him a respected figure in the winemaking world.