What am I: Humus Rosé
Encosta da Quinta is a family property, home to Rodrigo Filipe and his Humus wines. Rodrigo is one of the pioneering and most experimental and exciting natural wine producers in Portugal. A self-taught viticulturist, and former civil engineer, he left that career behind to dedicate himself to the vineyards acquired by his grandfather in 1960.
The winery is located in the demarcated region of Óbidos, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Serra dos Candeeiros mountains, north of Lisbon. In this place, the focus is on natural winemaking with local varieties.
Nestled within the estate that stretches between the Atlantic Ocean and Sierra dos Candeerios in the Óbidos region, the Humus Rosé vines thrive in clay soils under an exceptional microclimate. Cultivated through organic practices, no harmful chemicals are employed that might disturb the innate harmony of the terroir or the vines. Within the winery, Humus Rosé grapes undergo spontaneous fermentation facilitated by indigenous yeasts within stainless steel tanks. Ultimately, it’s bottled directly, avoiding clarification, filtration, or the addition of sulphites.