Quatro Cravos

THE YEAR 1911 MARKS THE FIRST DOCUMENTED WINE PRODUCTION OF ADEGA CRAVO.

In the wine production register of «Adega Cravo», in 1911, the production of one thousand almudes (20,000L) is recorded, which was sold in bulk to taverns and snack restaurants located between Ovar and Espinho.

The cellar suffered the consequences linked to the personal history of the owners, but they did not neglect the passage of the family's ancestral legacy in the work in the vineyards and in the production of wine, having transmitted it with zeal to the successor generations.

In symbolic terms, it symbolizes something valuable in the «Cravo family», the ancestral wine heritage, received with the responsibility of being preserved for generations, in an effort that was reinforced by the great-grandson of the founder, current owner, with investments in technologically advanced equipment and in the improvement of oenological processes.

The winery's identity represents the arduous cycle of work in the vineyards throughout the four seasons of the year. This cycle is reborn after the harvest with the pruning work, preparing the new cycle of the vineyards' life. Hard work that gave rise to the two wine brands sold by the winery, “Pé de Ganso” and “Barrelo”.

OUR VINEYARDS

As Vinhas da quinta de Cima are spread through multiple plots in Troviscal and blossom in sandy soils with vines of the Maria-Gomes, Bical, Arinto and Cercial varieties. The crisp acidity and precise ripeness of the grapes create perfect wines with low alcohol content and strong character in the making of sparkling wines.

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A Vinha da Barreirinha is located in Troviscal and made up of Arinto, Bical and Cercial grapes that turn into a mature must of low alcoholic grade and balanced acidity, perfectly adequate for the production of quality sparkling wine.

As «Vinhas da Encosta da Donaare found on a steep hill in the Ancas highlands, at 70 meters, where the clay-limestone land is populated by Baga and Touriga Nacional grapes used in the making of the “Pé de Ganso” red wines.

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The remaining plots of vineyard occupied by the “Adega Cravo” can be found in Mamarrosa and Amoreira da Gândara, where the vines occupy the sandy, low clay content soil that give birth to Arinto and Bical white grapes of exceptional quality.


The careful planning of the plantation of the vineyards make the manual labor, which must be done with extreme care, easier. As soon as the grapes are ready, they are hand harvested and brought to the winery in baskets, keeping the grapes protected in order to create authentic fine wines.

WINES OF ADEGA CRAVO

The wines “Pé de Ganso” introduce a aesthetic link to Art Nouveau and its use of organic elements, plants and animals, to imprint the memory of that art movement in a label of Bairrada, a region with a strong presence of its elements.

The label hugs the bottle like a mother protecting her infant. The image of the bird made from winding lines representing the native plants growing in the vineyards from where the wine is made.

The label is embossed, a reminder of the stonework masterfully carved by talented craftsmen in the art that inspired us.

he wines “Pé de Ganso” are only available when the winemaker considers them extraordinary and is sure of its quality for bottle aging.

PÉ DE GANSO RED

The grapes are harvested by hand and separated by grape variety to specific 20kg boxes, then smoothly destemmed. The fermentation happens in stainless steel vats with controlled temperature.

The wines stay in french oak barrel for six months before being bottled and kept in stage for twelve more months, in a controlled environment.

“Pé de Ganso” Reserve Red is made from the varieties Baga, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz.

With an intense rubi colour, strong body and notes of ripe wild berries, it is mellow, round and sharp in the mouth.

PÉ DE GANSO WHITE

The grapes are harvested by hand and separated by grape variety to specific 20kg boxes, then smoothly destemmed. The fermentation happens in stainless steel vats with controlled temperature.

The wine go through a six month stage in french oak barrel with mild toast.

“Pé de Ganso” Reserve White is made from the Arinto and Bical varieties in equal parts.

With a shining citrus colour and notes of apricot rounded by vanilla coming from oak, it a full wine, fresh and balanced.

BARRELO

O vinho branco Barrelo é obtido das uvas Maria-Gomes, Bical e Cercial, plantadas nos terrenos altos de saibro com afloramentos de argila, localizados na Póvoa do Carreiro, Troviscal e, outrora, ocupados por extensos vinhedos tintos da casta Baga.

O vinho tinto Barrelo resulta de uvas de casta Baga, colhidas nas vinhas da Quatro Cravos, encepadas na povoação de Ancas, em terreno de constituição argilosa e calcária.

BARRELO COLHEITA WHITE

D.O.C. Bairrada
Maria Gomes, Bical e Cercial
Especialmente indicado para pratos de peixe grelhados e mariscos
13,5º

Apresenta-se de cor amarelo pálido, aromas florais, com notas cítricas imediatas, e nuances de frutos exóticos e apontamentos tostados, conferidos pelo estágio de 6 meses em barricas usadas de carvalho francês.

BARRELO COLHEITA RED

D.O.C. Bairrada
Berry
Ideal as an accompaniment to chanfana, grilled prime meats and game meats.8-10°C
13,5º

De cor rubi intensa. É um vinho equilibrado com aromas a frutos silvestres maduros, acidez alta, amaciada por 6 meses de estágio em casco de madeira usada e a mostrar notas de café e tabaco.
Com um final de boca agradável e prolongado.

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