To be stored horizontally in a cold and dark place with constant temperature. Ready to drink now, but will develop well in bottle for 5 to 7 years. Serve at 6°C.
The name Gouveio had previously been used as a homonym for Verdelho in a small area of the Douro. Later on, this variety lost the synonymous label of Verdelho because of homonyms with Verdelho of Madeira.
It was in the early 80s that Caves Transmontanas begins its history in Sparkling vinification.
A producer in the Douro Region (RDD), João Rui Carvalho Maia, a Douro based Port wine maker based in Vila Flor Region, married an American lady, and traveled to Napa Valley - California, in order to learn the new sparkling vinification methods from the New world. Once there he manage to work for Schramsberg Vineyards picking grapes. At the end of the harvest he recuses to be paid reporting that he collaborated only with the intention of learning thus he is a producer in Portugal in the Douro Demarcated Region. Than he took the opportunity to invite Jack Davies to Caves Transmontanas where he become aware of the potential of the country and the RDD.
Following his visit to Portugal Jack Davies returned accompanied by his staff to carry out microvinification, studying which of the regions gather better conditions for the production of base wine for sparkling what revealed to be Cima Corgo region in areas with high average altitude.