The man behind one of our highest-ever rated wines, the magical Montaria
- Luis makes exceptional wines (together with Antonio Ventura) because he gets the pick of the best grapes from the local growers. But how, we hear you ask...
- ...he has the inside knowledge on who has the best grapes. We love his wines, and his bulging little black book of great growers!
- If you're looking to get a whole lotta bang for your buck, look no further... Portugese wines are truly stunning value, with the only reason for this being that very few are yet to catch on. You're way ahead of the curve, so you might want to get to know Luis now, before he's a household name!
Map of the Vineyard
Luis Vieira's Story
"I work very closely with great winemaker Antonio Ventura to bring Naked Angels the very best wines from Portugal.
I was born in a family with a huge tradition in wine production. All over my life I was been used to living among vineyards and barrels. By natural evolution, I easily became a winemaker.
Each harvest is unique. Every year we learn what nature gives us, and every crush is different than the previous. This way, I’ve got the possibility to experience new daily situations and learn with them.
My wines are special because we take carefully care of the vineyards minute by minute. From the vineyard to the arrival of grapes to the winery, in crush time, the control is meticulous in order to avoid damage. This way, and as we are based in such a privileged region, allows me to make wines with character, suitable for the final consumer.
I make wines from my heart, with passion. “Angels” will enjoy native grapes, typically Portuguese, resulting in very particular blends.
Sometimes we have to consider that mother nature does not go the way that we wish. I’ve got some harvests that I made extraordinary wines, but others I’ve got damages on the vineyard due to rain, cold and frost or high temperatures and hard sun exposures, that the result wasn’t very pleasant.
What is rewarding in my job is that my wines can be known and enjoyed almost all over the world. Result of that, are the several medals and commend notes my wines have got over the years.
One of the most memorable moments was in a restaurant in Paris that on a table, just by my side, someone were having Montaria.
With the support of the Angels there is lots of reconstruction I would like to do, some plots of the vineyard and the barrels cellars as well. All of this to keep making better wines for Angels every year!"
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