Seven centuries of winemaking, the oldest written references about Quinta do Gradil are found in a royal document of King Joao II dated February 14, 1492, although the property is even older. Crafted in homage to Martinus Johannis, he discovered Gradil two hundred years earlier in 1278, and fenced in the land that is home to the vineyard today. Crafted by winemaker Tiago Correia, Quinta do Gradil’s Martinus Johannis is a blend of Touriga Nacional and Tannat, fermented in stainless steel vats, then aged in French oak barrels, resulting in a rich yet balanced and versatile wine. Plump and round with loads of blackberry, black plum and blueberry fruit with toasted notes and baking spices. The palate is gracefully balanced with a long, juicy finish and pleasantly gripping tannins. Only 15 cases left of the 91 Point vintage. Don't miss it!
"The wine is rich, full of black fruits and generous dark tannins. Named after the man who first planted this vineyard, the wine is full bodied and ready for some aging. Drink from 2023." The Wine Enthusiast, 91 Points