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We’re excited to introduce our wine made from the rare Folgasão grape variety, also known as Terrantez. Unfortunately, this grape is slowly disappearing from the Douro vineyards, but our father planted 2.5 hectares of Folgasão in 2016 to preserve this unique variety, which was his last plantation before retiring.

This QLAB was done with Tamás Ádám (friends call him Tomi) to create a single-varietal Folgasão wine. For this experiment we decided to do malolactic fermentation on part of the wine as well as age it for 5 months in Hungarian barrels (like Tomi!).

The result? A fresh aromatic white wine, creamy and full-bodied to share with the best company!




Clean straw color


Liquorice and floral notes are prominent on the nose, followed by subtle hints of orange blossom and orange peel.


The wine is fresh and clean, with a pleasant ripeness. The acidity is not very pronounced, and the flavors of ripe white nectarine are complemented by a flintstone character. The finish is salty and short, making it easy to drink. Overall, this wine is a great option for those looking for a refreshing and easy-drinking wine, with a unique combination of floral, fruity, and mineral notes.


Wine Advocate


The 2022 Folgasão was aged for five months in used Hungarian oak and comes in at 12.3% alcohol. This is a new offering, says Oscar Quevedo; it was “added to our Q.Lab range. Folgasão, a.k.a. Terrantez, is slowly disappearing from the Douro vineyards. I think this is happening because of [how easily] it hosts powdery mildew fungus and because, at the winery during the fermentation, this variety develops a reductive character.” His father planted 2.5 hectares in 2016, his last plantings. This is not a crisp and energetic wine, but it has reasonable solidity and a smooth texture. As an oaked wine, of course, it doesn’t quite qualify as a fresh white, but it still mostly seems to play in that ballpark, just not very assertively. The flavors are muted and a little different, with some dried melon and dried pear. Ultimately, this is a nice and understated white for the summer, but it just doesn’t have the structure to take the next step. It is certainly pleasing at the moment.

Technical Information

Grape Varieties

Folgasão (100%)


Alcohol - 12,00% Total Acidity - 5,4 (g/l) pH - 3,22 Residual Sugar - <0,6 g/dm3

Winemaking Details

The 2022 growing season had a hot and dry winter, followed by an unusually dry and hot spring and summer. However, the vine managed to mature and recover thanks to rain and lower temperatures in early September. The harvest began on August 24th, and the Folgasão grape variety was picked on September 28th.

The grapes were pressed whole-clusters and fermented using selected yeast, which helped to preserve the natural characteristics of the grapes.

After fermentation, the wine was aged for 5 months in Hungarian barrels with regular battonage. This process helped to develop the wine's complexity and structure, resulting in a rich and smooth finish.

Tamas Adam and Teresa Batista

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