Tiago Sampaio is the innovative young winemaker of Folias de Baco, a project started in 2007 after years of agricultural studies in Portugal and Oregon. Specifically located in the Alto Douro, in the sub-region of Cima-Corgo – where the land is rough, tough and challenging – you will find his vines clinging to the slopes of schist and granite at an altitude between 500-700m. Tiago is essentially bridging the traditions of his homeland with learned modern aesthetics, creating field blends of both red, white and mixed from indigenous varietals planted some 80 years ago. This aromatic stunner is made entirely of moscatel galego branco, the Portuguese name for muscat a petits grains, the most elegant member of the muscat family. A glass of this wine is like a walk through the Arboretum in late spring. Enjoy as an apèritif or let its flowery charms infuse a light summer meal of tinned seafood and salad.