This project by talented Herdade do Rocim’s winemakers Catarina Vieira and Pedro Ribeiro is a passion project. Vale da Mata was the name of a small area of vineyard located on the slopes of the Serra de Aire hills in Cortes. Only 12 hectares remain. For Catarina’s grandfather Manuel his small parcel there produced the best wine he ever made. He was the one who named this wine, which was first made by his granddaughter in 2009.