Rui Madeira, Vermiosa, Portugal
Winemaker Rui Madeira
Region Beira Interior
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.