Vardό means “caravan” in the language of the gypsies. It represents the joy of living and loving, as intense, as free, as happy as they do. Because, most of the time, happiness lies in simple things. Just as the caravan gives them freedom without hindrance, so this wine inspires you to live freely and taste the joy they experience every time they come in contact with the four elements that define their way of life: water, air, earth and fire.
These four primary elements outline what you will now know as Vardo.
Of Portugal’s more than 200 traditional varieties, Touriga Nacional is considered the flagship grape, primarily due to its ability to produce high quality wines, from the intricate and harsh Douro wines to the delicious Porto wines.
Eager for sun, the Touriga Nacional easily found a second home in Segarcea, where the 1440 hours of summer sunshine provide all the conditions to produce a warm, generous, complex wine, with groups and stages of successive staggering aromas.
Awards and recognitions
DOUBLE GOLD – China Wine&Spirits Awards, Hong Kong, 2022
Intense, with consistent tannins and a strong structure in which it harmoniously combines wood and fruitnotes.
Recommended temperature: 16ºC – 18ºC.
The grapes were harvested mechanically, crushed and then kept for maceration-fermentation in piston winemakers for almost two weeks. The wine was aged in French and American oak barrels of the first and second passage, for a variable period between 8 and 12 months depending on the type of barrel.
Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Piemonte en “Domeniul Coroanei” Segarcea share the 44º parallel, the unparalleled wine parallel.
The vineyard of ”Domeniul Coroanei” covers 277 hectares. The location in an amphitheater open to the south ensures a record number of hours of sunshine per vegetation cycle (from the first buds in spring to hibernation). The soil consists of a layer of chernozem, under which there is a layer of limestone, then a former seabed, this structure providing the wine with the acidity that perfectly complements the character of well-ripened fruits of wines.
The 277 hectares cultivated with vines have been completely replanted, except for a few old stumps more than a century old, which helped save a unique variety, ”Tămâioasa Roză”.
The estate has 10.4 hectares of Touriga Nacional, planted at a density of 6,000 plants per hectare. The pruning mode is simple Guyot. For this range, plots with a production of 6 tons/ha are chosen.
“In all the works performed in the vineyard, we try to be as close as possible to the traditional methods and to use the most suitable solutions so that we coexist with nature, not exploit it. From grassing (to combat excess water after rains) to drainage, from a minimum of synthetic substances to over 30,000 rose nests planted at each end of the row to warn us in time from impending infections such as downy mildew, powdery mildew or other vine infections we try to create a harmonious whole and the biodiversity (both flora and fauna) reborn around the winery is proof that we have chosen the best path..*”