Quinta da Mariposa is a ‘distinctly Dão’ producer, making wines that are characteristic of the region from only native varieties; including Encruzado, Jaen and Tinta Roriz. After working with some of the best wineries of the Dão region, oenologist Lúcia Freitas returned to her family estate in Terras de Senhorim to establish Quinta da Mariposa – a project that harmonizes her respect for tradition and her dream of making wines of extraordinary character from the region she knows so well. Together with her husband Filipe, plans are currently underway to convert the town’s local nightclub into a winery, serendipitously this is where the couple danced together when they were young. Quinta da Mariposa practice sustainable agriculture so they can craft wine whilst also preserving the wine culture for future generations. They only use native varieties found in the Dão region, ensuring their crop is perfectly suited to the soil and the climate. Their estate is modest and everything is done by hand.
Deep ruby in colour with lilac shades. Complex, with notes of wild berries and spice, showing the beautifully presented Touriga Nacional with its integrated barrel notes. The palate is full and ripe, with firm but satin tannins.
A vibrant ruby coloured wine, with highlights of wild berry notes, black pepper and wild flowers. The palate has a nice acidity combined with round tannins and a long finish.
Citrus yellow colour, floral aroma's with slight toasted notes and hint of granite minerality. On the palate it is unctuous with citrus notes and a lively acidity. The finish is long and vibrant.
This lemon coloured wine has a nose of flora and citrus fruits. Lovely acidtiy on the palate combined with the characteristic minerality found in the Dão region, with a long and elegant finish.