Quinta de Lourosa (Sousela) is in the River Sousa valley, in the heart of the Vinho Verde Route. With its chapel from the 17th century and its farmhouse eaves from the 18th, the estate has been renewed in the last decades thanks to the efforts of Viticulture Professor Rogério de Castro.
The Professor’s affection for the estate is shared by his family: his wife, children and grandchildren all participate in the everyday farm tasks.
Assisted by his daughter, Joana de Castro, winemaker, he turned Quinta de Lourosa into a place where the respect for nature and tradition goes along with technical innovation and experimentation in winegrowing.
Arinto, Loureiro and Avesso
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Now covering about 30 hectares, Quinta de Lourosa is well known for pioneering the Lys vine training method. This way of conducting the vine enables a better sun exposure and the growing of sound, ripe grapes, producing a balanced, fresh fragrant wine in the best tradition of Vinho Verde making.
Along with a new level of scientific thoroughness, Quinta de Lourosa stands by the importance of environmental protection. The plantation of new vineyards is carried out with the uttermost respect for the landscape and the soil.
Ancient watering methods have been recovered, and more rational and ecological techniques have been developed.
Classification: DOC Vinho Verde
Harvest: September 2021
Vinification: Pellicular maceration and controlled fermentation at 14ºC.
Citrus yellow colour. Citrus and flowers on the nose. The palate is fresh and fruity, with good texture and great length.
Ideal with fish, seafood, and light meat dishes.