Located in the heart of Portugal's Bairrada region, Casa de Saima seeks to build on centuries old history of producing fine wines with local varietals Baga, Maria Gomes and Bical. In order to preserve not only the history and tradition but also the environment for her 15-70 year old vines - some planted to the famous Vinha da Corga vineyard, Graça Maria tends to them with biodynamic practices and integrated practices, seeking to balance the soil and vines in order to ensure the health of the vineyards for the future.
Bairrada, Coheita Tinto
100% Baga, Touriga-Nacional & Merlot
Predominantly composed of Baga grown on calcareous clay soils, the grapes were traditionally fermented and trodden in stone lagares and then allowed to mature for 12 months in used oak vats.
Bairrada, Baga de Vinha Velhas, "Grande Reserva"
The vines are planted in calcareous clay soils and aged approximately 80 years old, so their yields are very low (20hl/ha). Vinified in lagares with spontaneous fermentation and allowed to rest for 18 months in oak. Everything is done naturally and without filtration, with minimal intervention to allow the expression of the unique terroir of these old vines.
Bairrada, "Tonel 10"
The vines are planted in calcareous clay soils, coming from some of the oldest vines grown on the estate. The trapes are trodden and fermented in traditional lagares and then matured in large oak vats between 10-12 months.