Campolargo: Unveiling the Essence of Portuguese Terroir in Every Bottle
Campolargo, a family-owned vineyard in Portugal, has been producing wines for over three generations. The vineyards are grouped into two properties, Quinta de S. Mateus and Quinta de Vale de Azar, with a total of 170 hectares. The red varieties include Baga, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Pinot Noir, Trincadeira da Bairrada (Periquita), Cabernet Sauvignon, and white varieties include Bical, Arinto, Cerceal, and Verdelho.
The family’s dedication and passion for viticulture have resulted in high-quality wines that have been recognized and awarded for their excellence. Recently, Campolargo Diga red 2019 won the Gold Medal Award in Asia Awards 2023 by Asiaimportnews.com.
The vineyard’s story began with their grandfather Martinho, a farmer from Mogofores, who produced red wine and a famous white wine. Both were sold in bulk to business houses in the region that bottled it. However, after his death, their father, Manuel, modernized and expanded the vineyards but stopped producing wine for the market.
In the mid-nineties, the family began vinification trials with various varieties, and the decision was then taken to start making wine for the market and build a new wine cellar. The first wines of the Campolargo brand were those from the 2000 harvest, and the new cellar was only built in 2004.
Currently, the third generation, Jorge Campolargo, is responsible for the vineyard, and Carlos Campolargo for the winery and sales. The fourth generation, Joana Campolargo, ensures administrative support and external relations, and the family is committed to maintaining and pursuing the exclusively family nature of their viticulture.
Campolargo produces a wide range of wines, including Quinta de Vale de Azar and Valdazar reds and the Campolargo sparkling wine in the Bical, Arinto, and Cerceal versions. The vineyard has vineyards facing all sun exposures, and the plots receive the traditional names of the sites, which they use for the wines born there.
The family has been recognized for their high-quality wines, and their Gold Medal Award in Asia Awards 2023 by Asiaimportnews.com highlights their dedication to producing exceptional wines. Anyone interested in learning more about Campolargo can visit their website at www.campolargovinhos.com.