Nothing is flat at Romeu. Neither landscape nor clima, neither people… nor aromas!
The vineyards, the olive groves, the cork oak forest and two streams coexist at Romeu interlaced on their natural way, forming a living patchwork with many birds, squirrels, livestock or wild boars.
The wines naturally reflect all this. Although with the robust character from Douro, they show the elegance and freshness of this distinctive location. There is a great dedication to grape quality and, in the cellar, everything happens with a minimum of interference. Fermentations of reds are made in granite mills with indigenous yeasts, the quantities of sulphur used reduced and a considerable part of the oak used for ageing is on its 2nd and 3rd year.
The farm has a few thousands hectares (ha) of cork oak forest spread over the NE region of Portugal, 120 ha of olive groves and 25 ha of vineyards, that are (literally) those found further north in the Douro demarcated region.
The average altitude of the vineyards is 320m above the sea level, with multiple sun exposures. Shale soils in the transition to the granite. Dry climate, with both daily and yearly wide thermal variations.
The farming is organic since 1997. In fact, the entire estate is organic certified and in 2012 was converted to biodynamic. Nature got back to work