The Quinta is operated by the Vivas family. Great-grandfather of the current generation, Manuel Vivas, bought Quinta do Olival da Murta in the 1940s and increased his property and buildings over time while modernizing the wine cellar and the production cellar. Nowadays the farm belongs to four siblings (3 sisters and 1 brother), their mother and aunts. At this moment, there are 5 cousins (Joana, Mafalda, Madalena, Francisco and Jose) working at the Quinta and they all do a little bit of everything: viticulture, wine making and sales. The consulting winemaker is Rodrigo Martins.
each bottle is numbered out of only 3,350
Microclimate created between the Atlantic breeze and the Serra de Montejunto, with morning fog throughout the year and high rainfall.
11 year old vines grown in clay and limestone soil
tons of sediment! very hazy bottle, decanting recommended.
golden yellow color, intense nose with a mixture of earthy minerality, florals and fruit, creamy mid-palate, citrus fruit, bright acidity, a bit funky but still refreshing, saline finish. a serious orange.
region: Cadaval, Lisbon, Portugal
varietal: 65% Fernao Pires, 35% Arinto
style: orange/skin contact
farming/cellar: certified organic, hand picked, ambient yeast, destemmed without crush, open top fermentation, vinified in combo of neutral French oak and steel, two varietals vinified separately, minimal so2, unfiltered, unfined, vegan