Colares is a small DOC on the the coast, northwest of Lisbon. It is one of Portugal's most ancient areas and is entirely planted on sand. Their vines are all original, ungrafted, and very old. The red grape in Colares is called Ramisco, which is grown nowhere else, and this Ramisco red wine from Viuva Gomes is rare and remarkable. From the sandy soils of Colares, Portugal, comes this light, delicate, spicy, and elegant wine. Its high acidity and aggressive tannins help Ramisco wines to mature beautifully (as we hope you will experience first hand with this extremely rare 1969 bottling!), developing fine aromatic and flavor complexity. Ramisco wines are unique and rare: Phylloxera survivor before, in danger of extinction now. There are only three producers of this wine in this part of the world and the cultivated land is not larger than 50 acres.