This wine is named after the Hoopoe (Poupa) a striking crested bird that spends its summers in Douro avoiding the North African heat. The plateau around Favaios is relatively cool compared to the searing temperatures of the valley below. Moscatel Galego Branco (a variety of the Muscat grape) is the main white grape in this area and the cooler temperatures along with state of the art winery at Quinta da Faisca ensure that the lovely tropical aromas are wonderfully preserved. Muscats can be cloyingly sweet but this is a dry wine; the floral and lychee flavours balanced with a lively acidity.
Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel vats with ageing on fine lees.