“Colheita Tardia”, or Late Harvest in English, means that the grapes were picked later than usual harvest season when they were ripened past the sugar levels required for ordinary table wine. Late harvest wine is known for their rich, honeyed flavors.
Influenced by a maritime climate, Casal Santa Maria stands between the Atlantic Ocean and Serra de Sintra. The main house was built in 1720, in 2003, Dr. Baron Bodo Bruemmer after his 97th anniversary bought this “most western vineyards in Europe” and modernized “the boutique” winery.
Comments: crystallized marmalade, ripened peaches, light presence of almonds, tangerine skin and baked yellow apples. Oily texture, honeyed sweetness character balanced with crispy acidity and final hints of tobacco leafs.