Working out of what is, literally, a little garage, Frederico Machado and Ricardo Alves have a real passion for their homeland. They are realising the potential of somewhat forgotten, old vineyards of the highland areas of Tras-os -Montes, North of the Douro valley, near the border with Spain. Restoring these old plots, which are often old field blends of ancient, indigenous grape varieties, they use what little is produced to make wine in a very simple and old-fashioned way. Due to the terrain they have to harvest everything by hand, they foot-tread their grapes in lagares, they let fermentations happen spontaneously, without temperature control, they do not fine or filter their wines, and they add as little sulphites as are need to just stabilise the wines. The resultant small volumes of wine are nonetheless spectacular. They truly represent their terroir and the best it can give. Some may call it natural, we call it authentic.