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  • Colares, impossible wines

    Colares, impossible wines

    inserito da Nicoletta Dicova

    There are places on Earth particularly gifted and suitable for viticulture, where everything seems to happen with a certain spontaneity (I wouldn’t say easiness )with that kind of nonchalance as the French would say which distinguishes the very good from the excellent. And then there are other type of places, the impossible places, where every drop of wine is born soaked with sweat, tears and blood and is conquered with great effort. Colares is one of those. Vines there need to snake like serpents on the sand in order to protect themselves from the fierce salty winds, untrained and often few meters away from the ocean. Viticulture in Colares is a pure form of masochism, the vines can be worked only manually and need to be protected by the violent ocean wind with stone walls or cane...