A common understanding of the wines and how to make them joined to a solid friendship. Rita Marques and Ricardo Freitas, from Barbeito wines, shared a passion for Madeira wines. Faced with the challenge, Ricardo came to the Douro during the 2014 harvest. Together, Rita and Ricardo, looked for the right varieties in the best vineyards, aligned ideas and established the styles to look for. The first result of this partnership was an innovative White Port, a kind of “White Vintage Port”, something that regulation does not foresee. Thus, each year, the batch number identifies the vintage – Batch n. 1 is from 2014. Next they created a Ruby Port, a light wine, fresh, fragrant, yet not undermining its longevity. More news to come, but those need more time.