Grapes: Antao Vaz, Diagalves e Perrum
Region: Alentejo, Portugal
Farming: Organic and Biodynamic
It is in Mestre Daniel's old Adega, in Vila Alva, that this winery produces their Talha wine according to traditional methods. Daniel António Tabaquinho dos Santos (1923-1985) in addition to producing wine, also used this place to work as a carpenter and, for this reason, he was known locally as "Mestre Daniel". Mestre Daniel produced Talha wine here for about 30 years, following the family tradition he inherited from his parents and grandparents. After his death, some years of production followed. However, in 1990, the winery ended its activity. In 2018, after almost thirty years of inactivity, the winery is back in operation, resuming the local and family tradition of Talha wine production. As is the tradition in Vila Alva, the containers used for winemaking are the Talhas, descended from the large Roman vessels, with capacities that vary between 300 and 1300 liters. In their cellar they have 26 Talhas: 22 are made of clay, some dating from the 19th century, and 4 are made of reinforced cement, which, although more recent (1930s), were manufactured by “Vila Alva masters”, which is why they also have great significance for them.
Food Pairing: Will be a great fit for aged cheeses, grilled seafood, lighter pasta dishes.