If there is one wine which has the sea in its soul, it’s wine from Colares. Produced essentially from Ramisco and Malvasia grapes in sandy soil, it withstands the strong and salty Atlantic winds to produce unique and extraordinary red and white wines that only get better the longer you age them. Very rare, since the area where they are produced is tiny and bad weather frequent, they are sought after by those who like something special and don’t mind waiting to get it. The whites are almost salty and the reds, full of tannins, only get better after bottle ageing. With only four producers still struggling to produce this special wine, it’s worth visiting the winery, the Adega Regional de Colares, for a visit – and tasting – to get to know this phenomenal wine.
A wine from Lisbon like you’ve never tried before, with all the character of its unique and special provenance. Colares wine merits a visit to the land which produces it.