Quinta da Palmirinha
Quinta da Palmirinha is located in Lixa, a small town in northern Portugal not far from Oporto, with a stunning view of the Marão and Alvão mountains. The winery is run by Fernando Paiva, a retired history professor, who was one of the pioneers of Portuguese biodynamics. Fernando cultivates 4 hectares of vineyard inherited from his parents with typical Portuguese grapes such as Loureiro, Arinto, Azal and Vinhu. His idea of cultivation is to respect the soil and seek the balance between mineral, vegetable and animal kingdom. In his cellar he tries to intervene as little as possible so as not to ruin the fruits that nature has given him; vinification with only indigenous yeasts, refining in steel tanks, no fining or filtration, and no use of sulfur. All his wines are Demeter and Ecocert certified.