'A man has dreams. Mine was to produce a wine that could reveal us how were the wines before the arrival of phyloxera to Europe. That is how Pé Franco was born. I planted 1,2ha of Baga grape vines, as it used to be in pre-phyloxera Europe, in sandy soil. The reason: to void the root attack from the bugs of phyloxersa. After big anxiety we made the first harvest in 1995, 7 years after the plantation.
The wine now comes from an area augmented to 2,5ha. As each vine produces only one bunch, i.e. one glass of wine, it is necessary the annual work of six vines to obtain a bottle. This is due not only to the smaller production of the ungrafted vines but also to the successive green harvests that we make to obtain a very bodied wine that can hide the tannins of the grape and the acidity typical of the climate of the region, fundamental factors to give the wine an aging capacity.'