Farmer, winemaker, oenologist, wine producer and salesman. A true one man show, Tiago Sampaio is the founder of the winery Folias de Baco (Portuguese for “Bacchus' Follies”) as well as an alchemist of its aromas and flavours.
He carries within himself the dream of one day turning the knowledge he has gathered since he was a boy into reality. With a large part of his education in wine taking place in Portland, Oregon. Tiago returned to the Douro with a “fresh approach” in one of the most traditional wine regions of the world. A different style which makes his wines really stand out.
From 2 hectares of 17 year old vines planted on schist and granite soils, the grapes are hand-harvested in September, undergo vineyard sorting and whole cluster pressing with no time on skins.
Fermentation takes place in stainless steel (10000L) with wild yeasts for roughly three weeks under temperature control. Bottled after first fermentation. Disgorged February Vintage_2019; no dosage. Not fined or filtered.