Quinta da Cassa is undeniably a supreme estate: it is located at the heart of the Upper Douro, on the River’s left bank, among grade “A” vineyards where the best vintage port wines are born.
With an average altitude of 150 meters, in the schist soil overlooking the river, we planted terraced vineyards mainly facing north/west, where the best grape varieties of the Douro are planted, such as Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca or Touriga Nacional.
Quinta da Cassa wines captivate us with their character and aromatic purity. Their wines have always stood out due to their gastronomic style, taking root at the table, combining perfectly with our rich, Mediterranean-inspired, traditional Portuguese cuisine.
This wild and beautiful part of northern Portugal offers extraordinarily good conditions for wine grapes on the steeply shelved slopes of the River Douro, hill after hill stretching off to the horizon with narrow roads winding around their contours. Here, the vine terraces bask in the sun that provides ideal climatic conditions, heating the pure schist and granite soil that is typical within this region. Life is not so easy for Douro winegrowers though; the vine roots are forced down between layers of rock seeking out the limited water, while schist absorbs and then radiates heat. For centuries, Douro growers have been supplying an eager world with Port. Now wine experts the world over recognize that the Douro region also offers ideal conditions for making unfortified wines of the highest quality, both red and white. Producers here are crafting stunning and highly distinctive wines that rank amongst Portugal’s most intense and complex.