The Kranemann Wine Estates vineyards, located in the valley of the River Távora, namely in the Quinta do Convento de São Pedro das Águias, benefit from a unique Douro location. The vineyards, facing north and northeast, at altitudes that vary between 320 and 420 meters above sea level, are very particular in the region, guaranteeing its evolution with lower average temperatures.
By respecting and capitalising on this combination of physical characteristics, coupled with the predominance of poor shale and granite prevalent soils, another outstanding factor in the Douro, allows us to create surprisingly fresh and elegant wines, full of character. In addition to these key arguments, the wines here produced also possess the body and complexity required for them to age well.
In the 150-hectare terroir of the Quinta do Convento de São Pedro das Águias, where viticulture coexists with 5000 olive trees, fruit trees and forest, 27 hectares of vineyard arise, whose planting goes back to 1970. Attached to these there are another 30 hectares of vineyards. Standing out are Douro’s classic grape varieties, such as Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca, in the reds, as well as a lot of white grapes dominated by Viosinho and Rabigato. As in many of the oldest Douro quintas, some of the main blends are born in the vineyards, integrating different varieties, originating surprising wines every single year.
In the image of the Douro, most of the vineyards of Kranemann Wine Estates are planted in narrow terraces, usually wide enough for only two lines of vines, meaning an exclusively manual harvest, keeping alive practices and traditions of times immemorial.