Now at the 4th Generation in the family, João Camizão is a boutique producer is presenting their sixth vintage here. The first, from 2012, produced only 600 bottles. In 2016, there were all of 6.000 bottles in total.The vines from which it is sourced are all belonging to the Camizão family, which is around 20 hectares in total. (although one five-hectare plot was added recently.) Sem Igual is made of 2 different Portuguese grape varieties: Azal and Arinto. The wine production will gradually increase to around 50.000 bottles.
Terroir – The vineyards are located in Vinho Verde Sub-Região of Sousa and Sub-Região of Amarante, actually in the border of both sub-regions, right in the middle of the Vinho Verde Region, in the North West of the country. The soil is pretty much granite and clay, a great part of the soils of our new vineyards are quite rich since in the past decades these were used for corn cultivar. The altitudes of the vineyards is in the 200-300 meters range. The climate is humid with between the Atlantic Ocean (25 miles away) and Marão Hills (18 Miles away).
The essence – The “Sem Igual” means “no equal.” actually this was one of the first producers that started the modern Vinho Verde, no fizz, and using the most traditional varieties in the region, that are used in fizzy and not so dry wines. Currently it is considered by some on the wine critics as one of the region’s regular stars.