Materia - (Portugal)

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With 25 years of experience, Luís Duarte has been recognized as one of Portugal’s most recognized vignerons. Luís is the only Portuguese winemaker to have been awarded Winemaker of the Year 3 times in both 1997 and 2007.Luís aims to develop wine blends tailored to the preferences of the international wine lover, leveraging indigenous grape varietals, ancient winemaking processes, while utilizing state of the art technology. Introduced to the US market only in 2010, they have become an instant success with both brands landing in the top 100 wines of the year in the Wine Enthusiast magazine.