Adega Cooperativa dos Biscoitos

Country: Portugal

The Company

Founded in 1999, Adega Cooperativa dos Biscoitos was born from the efforts of a group of local producers, with the aim of protecting, promoting, and marketing the genuine Vinho Verdelho dos Biscoitos, produced from vines grown on a rocky substrate, divided by ‘’curraletas’’ made with typical stone walls – basalt. The production area is part of the Protected Landscape Area of the Terceira Nature Park and the Biscoitos-Matias Simão geosite, of Azores UNESCO Global Geopark

The Product

MAGMA wine is exclusively made with the ancient Verdelho variety. The vines are planted in ‘’curraletas’’, which are part of the cultural heritage of Terceira Island, protecting them from strong Atlantic winds, thus creating unique and special wines. The grapes are harvested manually, into 20Kg wicker baskets and quickly transported to the wine house where a total destemming is carried out, followed by a light pressing. After a cold static decantation, fermentation starts, which lasts for 20 days and then the wine is left on fine lees in batonnâge for 5 months.

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