Concept / Naming / Packaging
Álvaro Martinho Dias Lopes
Álvaro Martinho is a man whose body and soul belong to the Douro. He lives and bears the region with the pride it deserves, turning his inspired words into actions. The vigour of the vineyards in his care expresses the love he feels for them and the time he devotes to them, a genuine commitment.
He named his wines “Maquia”, which means profit or payment for one’s work, because there is no better reward for the long hours spent in the vineyard than to see it reflected in a great wine. Each bottle conveys the softness and elegance of an old vine’s field blend, as only the Douro can produce.
For something crafted with such dedication and devotion, from the vine to the bottle, we recreated this close bond between winegrower and vineyard in a unique label. Here we can feel in our own hands the texture of a vine leaf, representing not only the closeness between man and nature, but the respect and wonder that this force inspires as it overcomes the most adverse conditions to offer the best grapes imaginable.