Quatro Cravos was faced with limited space in the facilities of the ancient «Adega Cravo».
This limitation prevented the installation of more warehouses and modern bottling lines, which led to the construction of the “Original Cellar”.
The «Adega Original» refers to the idea of something new, pure and authentic and represents the restart of a new modern and genuinely bairradino business cycle. The winery's identity is centered on the concept of the word origin, which means the beginning, the root of the things that exist, the starting point. In the image of the «Adega Original» logo, two circles are represented where the origin is, at the same time, the beginning and the end. The circles are shaped like the first letter of the word “Original” where the first represents the renewal of the vines in a cycle of four seasons, in a complete return to the sun that intertwines with another circle, representative of various elements in the wine universe such as the vat, the bottle, the glass or the test circle.
The «Cravo family» assumed the investment in the construction of the new «Adega Original» and in the acquisition of land for the planting of new vines in clay-limestone soils, to increase the cellar's capacity to one million liters of wine, conditioned in stainless steel vats and French oak barrels, sold under the “Original” and “Positivo” brands.
A «Vinha da Moita Vinha da Moita is planted on a gentle hill facing south in Troviscal, on the southernmost part of Oliveira do Bairro, where the soils are sedimentary and sprinkled with fine clay. The prime sun exposure favour the perfect ripening of Baga.
A “Vinha da Pocariça Vinha da Pocariça is planted on a clay-limestone soil and enjoys excellent direct sunlight, shared by the Baga and Touriga Nacional reds and Bical and Arinto whites, all the while respecting the designation of origin Bairrada (DOP).
Baga is the most represented traditional red grape variety and give birth to wines full of colour and rich in tannins, with strong notes of wild berries. When harvested at its ripest, there is a huge potential of making unique “Blanc de Noirs”.
The vineyards are harmoniously shared by the varieties Baga, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Merlot, Bical and Arinto, in accordance to the designation of origin Bairrada (DOP).
THE WINES OF ADEGA ORIGINAL
Next to soil, the sun is the most important element for the maturation of the grapes. “Original” joins together both elements to create original wines that express the complexity, focus and elegance of the wines of the region.
The wines carrying the brand “Original” are made from the grapes grown in the best soils and harvested at the peak of maturation.
“Original Reserve” red is made from the varieties Baga and Touriga Nacional. Showing a bright rubi colour, strong body and the taste of ripe wild berries, in the mouth the tannins explode into a long filled ending.
“Original Reserve” white is made from Arinto. With a citrus colour, notes of apricot and mineral tones as well as hints of roasted fruits from time spent in barrel, in the mouth it reveals a balanced yet lively acidity.
Espumantes da Marca “ORIGINAL”
Original Royal Bruto
Original Baga@Bairrada Bruto
ORIGINAL CUVÉE WHITE BRUT
Original Super Reserva Bruto
Evoluem das notas aromáticas frutadas até à mousse cremosa, frutos secos e tosta do Super Reserva, obtida pela complexidade do estágio de 36 meses em garrafa.
Processos de vinificação:
Desengace total, prensagem peneumática suave com fermentação alcoólica a temperatura controlada. Segunda fermentação em garrafa de acordo com o método tradicional.
O vinho “POSITIVO” apresenta como elemento figurativo principal a palavra “positivo” com a letra “V” a denotar a confirmação da qualidade assumida pela Adega Original que se apresenta na parte superior do rótulo.
It was created to symbolize the link to the land and so that the main aromas can be generously appreciated.
POSITIVO RED WINE
POSITIVO WHITE WINE
POSITIVO ROSE WINE
The innovative, contemporary approach taken in making the whites, reds and rosés under the brand POSITIVO, with no time in barrel, offers fresh, light and genuine wines.
These are wines that are a challenge in any tasting, in a positive fashion. The strong fruity note and balanced acidity makes them easy to enjoy.
POSITIVO BRUT ROSE SPARKLING
For the sparkling wines we put together many white varieties from our vineyeards to produce a vibrant wine where the peach prevails and is joined by a fine delicate bubble that burst with pleasure the aroma of citrus fruits at the moment of release.
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