Founded on the vision of Hélder Cunha winemaker, Casca Wines embodies the essence of Portuguese winemaking while embracing the motto “New Wines from the Old World”, combining innovative techniques with traditional practices.
Their passion is expressing the unique terroir of each region, from the terraced vineyards of the Douro through the rugged landscapes of Beira Interior in Portugal, to the maritime influences of Lisbon.
Sustainability is the cornerstone of their philosophy. They strive to ensure that the winemaking processes are as environmentally friendly as they are high quality. Their goal is to preserve the natural beauty and integrity of Portugal’s wine regions for future generations.
Did you know that it was in 1808 that King D. João VI and his court fled to Brazil and that this was the first and only time that a European court transferred the country’s capital to a colony?
This time the 1808 trip went to Beira Interior, from where they “brought” us this BIOlógico red wine that brings together 2 grape varieties well known to the Portuguese: Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz (whose name is the synonym for the Aragonez or Tempranillo grape in this region).
This region is located in the interior of Portugal, close to the border with Spain, and is the most mountainous place in mainland Portugal.
And if there’s one thing that region has, it’s the particularity of offering wines with very interesting characteristics, depending on the type of soil, the type of climate, and the proximity to the mountain air. The reds are defined as fruity and full-bodied and the whites are fresh and aromatic.
This wine was created using a natural method, with minimal intervention, and from organically produced grapes. After removing the stems, the grapes were crushed into a tank in which fermentation began spontaneously. Aging for 10 months in 225L wood tanks until bottling.
This medium ruby-colored wine has pleasant aromas on the nose with notes of blueberries, raspberries, licorice, black cherry, and plum.
On the palate, a medium-bodied wine with a surprising smoothness, that passes through our mouth effortlessly, without hindrance, and with fruity flavors and vanilla. A balanced wine with a firm structure and persistent finish. Very silky, elegant wine.
Pairs well with everyday meals, pizza, pasta, and grilled chicken.
Go to this region to get lost in the depths of taste for this wonderful wine of the country.
Savor this experience, cheers!