The birth of two girls, two Marias, inspired the creation of a unique wine collection, brimming with delicacy and aroma. Malu, Maitê and Malu&Maitê are the personification of the future, a glimpse at the innovation and purity of the Douro.

In 2014, the ROLA WINES project was started, when Ana Rola and Helga Rodrigues become pregnant with two girls, the two Marias. There could be no better omen for the new project and the creation of ROLA Vinha das Marias emerged naturally from that happy coincidence. Thus, the idea of creating a new range of premium wines supported by the name and character of their daughters in the advent of their birth arose.

The opportunity arose in the fantastic 2017 vintage with Ana Rola, Helga Rodrigues and José Serpa Pimentel making use of all their mastery using the two great Douro grape varieties: Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca

MALU was thus created in honour of Maria Luís, Ana Rola's daughter, using 60% Touriga Nacional with 40% Touriga Franca and aged for 15 months in 500-litre French oak barrels.

MAITÊ was created by José Serpa Pimentel and Helga Rodrigues - Maria Teresa's parents - pairing 60% Touriga Franca with 40% Touriga Nacional, also aged for 15 months in 500-litre French oak barrels.

The inseparable Marias also inspire a third wine - MALU & MAITÊ - personifying the friendship that unites not only the girls but also the three friends and partners.

Enriching the ROLA project, strengthening the DOURO's image and its unique history in Portuguese wines. This is a dream come true.