Region: Vinho Verde, Portugal
Year Founded: 2004
Proprietor: Bartholomew Broadbent
Winemaker: Broadbent wines are made to the specification of Bartholomew Broadbent in collaboration with our partners in Portugal.
Size of property: Contract wine growers
Terroir: Vinho Verde, Portugal’s largest wine region,stretches from the Spanish border to south of Oporto. The soils are acid-rich and granite-based, with areas of schist or slate and clay. The slopes tend to be gentle in Vinho Verde, though some vineyards are planted on steep or terraced slopes. The region gets 1,500 mm (59 inches) of annual rainfall, which makes vinegrowing a challenge. Owing to this, many unorthodox growing techniques canbe seen in the region, including vines encircling vertical poles. The trademark fizz of Vinho Verdewines derives from the release of carbon dioxide during malolactic fermentation.
Varieties Cultivated: Loureiro, Trajadura and Pedernã also known as Arinto.