Portia Ebeia Roble
Ebeia is the signature release from the Portia estate in Spain’s exciting Ribera del Duero region. It is the outcome of a venture that began in the 1990s, when the Martinez family (owners of Bodegas Faustino, a leading producer of wines from the Rioja), purchased nearly 400 acres of terrain enjoying an eastern and southern orientation in Ribero del Duero. Vineyards were planted chiefly with Tempranillo (known locally as Tinta Fina del País).
The name Portia has a dual origin, both as a reference to the seventh satellite of the planet Uranus (representing the pioneer, inventor, creator and artist according to astrology), and the Latin word for a token offering made in ancient times as a symbol of gratitude toward the elements in return for a healthy and abundant harvest.
Portia’s spectacular state-of-the-art winemaking facility is impressive. Commissioned by the Martinez family, the project represents the first-ever winemaking bodega designed by internationally famed architect Norman Foster, head of the award-winning London-based design team, Foster + Partners.