Da Cruz e Teles — COZs

Da Cruz e Teles is a partnership between two of the most brilliant vignerons/winemakers from Portugal, Tiago Teles (Gilda, RAIZ) and Antonio Marques-da Cruz (Quinta da Serradinha).

The idea of working together started in 2015 when they approached the family of the late Jose Mendonça about working their vineyard in Figueira da Foz, a village north of Lisbon. This place was the main source of the grapes of Quinta dos Cozinheiros, the producer of a wine that become a reference point for the new generation of winemakers in Portugal, and which unfortunately came to an end with the tragic and untimely death of Mendonça. This vineyard, located just 5 miles from the Atlantic, proved ideal for the wines of Teles and Marques-da-Cruz. Its 50-year-old vines of Baga and slightly younger vines of Maria Gomes and Arinto are co-planted on clay-limestone soils and farmed organically. The proximity to the coast keeps the heat at bay and the grapes find great balance between ripeness and minerality.

Spurred by the success of their first vineyard, Tiago and Antonio purchased a 2-hectare vineyard in the Serra de Montejunto, a mountain range also in the region of Lisbon. This 35 year-old vineyard is planted on clay-limestone soils with Vital, a white varietal. Here too the farming is organic. They are not stopping here and are in the process of acquiring another vineyard in Lisbon planted with old vines of Baga.

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DB5551-18
Organic
COZs vp-Vital (Branco)
2018
Vital
100% Vital. From grapes from Vinha da Pena (vp) from 35-year-old vines planted in Serra de Montejunto, in the region of Lisbon, located ten... Read More

DB5650-18
Organic
COZs vo-Vital 2018 (Macerado)
2018
Vital
This orange wine is 100% Vital from Vinha do Outeiro (vo) from 25-year-old vines grown in Serra de Montejunto, in the region of Lisbon,... Read More

DB5652-18
Organic
COZs vm-Castelão
2018
Castelão
Young-vine Castelão from “Quinta da Murta,” a vineyard located eight miles from the Atlantic coast in Montejunto region, north of Lisbon.... Read More

DB5552-17
Organic
COZs c2-Baga
2017
Baga
100% old-vine Baga from “Quinta das Cozinheiros,” a vineyard located five miles from the Atlantic coast in Figueira da Foz, north of Lisbon... Read More