Carlos Lucas is the man behind the wine,
first and foremost a farmer, but now a very talented winemaker with
over 25 years of experience across Portugal.
He started the estate 15 years ago on an ancient property once
owned by the local priest. A stream encircles this quaint vineyard
providing protection from the vast neighbouring pine, eucalyptus
and oak forest. It surrounds the poor granite soils, perfect for
viticulture, and has given it the name "Quinta do Ribeiro Santo"
which means "Holy River Estate".
The vineyard is planted in poor ground granite soils, surrounded
by pine forests, eucalyptus and oak trees. Focused on sustainable
growth & energy sustainability, the Quinta do Ribeiro Santo
vineyard won the 2014 Agricultural Award of the Year, awarded by
the Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture.
- Classic Iberian red, fantastic value Dão
- Blend of local varieties Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Tinto
Cão and Encruzado
- Planted in poor granite soil
- Using only their own grapes