Rui Madeira, Vermiosa, Portugal

Winemaker Rui Madeira

Region Beira Interior

Country Portugal

Soil Type Schist, granite, quartz

Main Varieties Tempranillo, Jaen, Touriga Nacional, Fonte Cal, Siria

At 700m, very close to the Spanish border, and south of the Douro, Rui Madeira is single-handedly reviving a region's reputation. He has returned to, and removated, the winery where he first started honing his craft in Vermiosa.

Some of the vines here are exceptionally old. White varieties are Fonta Cal and Siria, while balck cultivars include Jean (Mencia), Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro and others.