“Saturn”, the third in the Wines of the Other World series, produced in Germany, had not yet been launched and businessman Cláudio Martins and German producer Ernest “Erni” Loosen had already sold 50 bottles to Portuguese investors at 750 euros each, 150 less than the current 900 euros. This shows that, despite the economic crisis, there is a market in Portugal for this type of “luxury, rare, eccentric and most coveted” products and to the point that “there is increasing demand”, says Cláudio Martins in a report by ECO.

Despite inflation, rising housing costs, there are still Portuguese investors with enough purchasing power to purchase these luxury products. All things considered, all that remains is to sell 100 of the 500 bottles of “Uranus”, the second wine in this series that was launched, in 2022, in Madrid, at 1,700 euros per bottle. “In recent weeks we have seen an increase in sales of Uranus”, produced at Terroir al Limit, in Priorat, Catalonia, says the international wine consultant and founder of Martins Wine Advisor.

The first wine, “Júpiter”, at a thousand euros a bottle, in a partnership with producer Pedro Ribeiro, from Herdade do Rocim, in Alentejo, was sold quickly, in 2021. “We no longer have bottles to sell”, says Cláudio Martins speaking to ECO/Local Online, before the presentation, at a private event, to members of the Martins Wine Advisor Club, created in 2021 with the launch of Júpiter.

Presented in a 3D printed box, “Saturn” is the first white in the Wines of the Other World collection, as many as there are planets in the solar system. To date, one wine has been launched per year, but the businessman is considering presenting two wines per year, produced in the regions of Bordeaux, Champagne, Tuscany, Napa Valley, Mosel, Georgia and the Douro.

“Saturn is the oldest wine in the portfolio, it is from 2013, a dry Riesling, originating from free-standing vines over 130 years old from the famous Erdener Treppchen vineyard, in the German Mosel Valley region,” known for its vineyards and the best German wines, especially Rieslings.

“After eight years in its yeasts in the Fuder barrel, the wine was removed from its lees and bottled without fining and filtration, developing a perfectly harmonious balance”, he adds.