KNOWING HOW TO WAIT
AT PAÇO DOS CUNHAS, TWO HERITAGES ARE JOINED TOGETHER AND INTERTWINED: THE MATERIAL AND THE IMMATERIAL.
Vinha do Contador (Contador Vineyard), with all the grape varieties planted there, is a good example of the heritage from nature. And then there is Time, the intangible heritage that makes everything get better and better. Time passes by, we do not notice it and we do not know its real value. Time is long enough. Time passes, but it does not move too quickly or too slowly. Time moves minute after minute, hour after hour, day after day, and year after year. The four seasons are a seal left by the time as it passes by. It is at the end of each vineyard cycle that the wine is born and, therefore, it is from autumn to autumn that we tell the time. At Paço dos Cunhas there is no rush. This is the time that a bottle of Vinha do Contador has to wait. While we are waiting for a wine to get ready, we start preparing the following. We cultivate an organic vineyard, and this compels us to take better care of it, to look after it, to protect its plants. We hope that the mountains will help the vineyard, protecting it from the wind, and giving it only the necessary number of sunshine hours, no more, no less, hours of the sun that rises behind Serra da Estrela and sets beyond Serra do Caramulo.