Surrounded by the mountains Estrela, Marofa and Malcata, Beira Interior's vineyards reach more than 750 meters above sea level. The main advantage of viticulture at altitude is the cooler climate. This preserves the acidity within the grape thanks to the temperature difference between day and night. The cool nights lead to a slower and more even ripening of the grape, enhancing the concentration of aromas and flavors. During the day, the greater radiation of the sun helps photosynthesis, giving more color and a controlled and balanced alcohol content.
Beyra strives for innovation in viticulture in a region dominated by ancient vineyards, perfectly adapted to the rigors of altitude. It is one of the hidden treasures of Portugal's great vineyard heritage. Winemaker Rui Roboredo Madeira grew up in the heart of the Douro Superior. He has now been making wine in this region for more than 20 years. During many harvests, he has learned that by taking good care of the vineyards, a natural balance can be maintained. He gets the best from native varietals such as touriga nacional, touriga franca, tinta roriz and jaen. Made in its own winery, these wines can express the true character of the land. Especially notable is the excellent value for money.