Surrounded by the Estrela, Marofa and Malcata Mountains, the vineyards of Beira Interior reach over 750 meters above sea level. The main advantage of viticulture at altitude is the cooler climate. This preserves the acidity within the grape thanks to the temperature difference between day and night. The cool nights lead to a slower and more even ripeness of the grape, enhancing the concentration of aromas and flavours. During the day, the greater radiation from the sun aids photosynthesis, which gives more color and a controlled and balanced alcohol content.
Beyra strives for innovation in viticulture in a region dominated by old vineyards, perfectly adapted to the rigors of the altitude. It is one of the hidden treasures of Portugal's great vineyard heritage. Winemaker Rui Roboredo Madeira grew up in the heart of the Douro Superior. He has been making wine in this region for over 20 years now. During many harvests he has learned that by taking good care of the vineyards, a natural balance can be maintained. He gets the best from native pigeon breeds such as Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Jaen. Made in our own winery, these wines can express the real character of the country. The excellent price-quality ratio is particularly striking.