Quinta da Raza has a unique terroir created by the gentle slopes and magnificent exposure to the sun. The soil benefits from its granite origins with areas of schist and clay. It has a microclimate created by the mountains in the west and the valley of the Tamega river which prevents the influence of the Atlantic winds. The valley creates a shelter resulting in less rain and a greater temperature range. The vineyards are subject to more sun than perhaps other vineyards in the Vinho Verde Region, which are important factors for the development of the vines. Moreover, the average altitude of Quinta da Raza is 820 feet, which corresponds to the best average altitude suited for growing grapes. This attractive, fruity and light wine is classic, just slighty spritzy Vinho Verde. Its citrus sherbet flavor is lifted by bright acidity and a fine, zesty texture.