It is an old brandy distilled from wines from the Demarcated Region of the Vinhos Verdes selected for the purpose. After distillation it was aged in the cellars of Caves da Cerca in new and used oak barrels of
500 liters. The average age of the final lot is 18 years.
Created in honor to Marechal Francisco Silveira, who was given the title of Count of Amarante from the Queen D. Maria I of Portugal, as a form of recognition of the performance in command of military
operations against the Napoleonic troops commanded by Loison during the Invasions French. Of note among these are the defense of the Tâmega line and also the defense of the Amarante Bridge.
The Ponte de Marante brand was born after the disappearance of the iconic Aguardente "Conde de Amarante" in the late 60's.
From the beginning, the brand enjoys a high reputation and recognized quality by discerning consumers in several markets around the world. It is one of the brands of reference in Portugal and one of the most distributed nationally.
The Aguardente Ponte de Marante is obtained from the distillation of quality wines, being a reference in the category. Aged in the cellars of the Caves da Cerca, in Amarante, through traditional methods in new and used Iberian oak barrels, according to the original formula for more than 4 decades.
This reference brand is composed of several batches of Old Spirits according to the wisdom and accumulated experience passed from generation to generation.
"SÃO DOMINGOS" bagaceira is made with fresh pomace from red grapes, vinified with fermentation on skins. This careful selection of the pomace, as well as the careful process of steam distillation, using copper stills, enables us to obtain a product of exceptional quality, recognized by the most demanding consumers, with a flavor and aroma that clearly reveal its raw material: the bagasse.