VinoPeople No. 39 Dr Miguel Pessanha, Sogrape board member and oenologist – the man behind Mateus Rosé

Sogrape’s board member and oenologist Dr Miguel Pessanha – the man behind Mateus Rosé

Dr.Miguel Pessanha ©Sogrape

Dr.Miguel Pessanha ©Sogrape

The best advice I ever got: Always believe in yourself
My life motto: Be professional but make time for family, friends and hobbies
I am currently reading: A history of the world
The most-played track on my iPod: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon
A wine that surprised me recently: Vintage Port from the Waterloo year 1815
My favourite newspaper/magazine: Fugas, the Saturday supplement of Portuguese daily Publico
My desert-island wine: Mateus Sparkling
If I didn’t do my current job I would be: Sailor
I most admire in people: Honesty and humility
I really detest: Arrogance
The skill I don’t currently possess but would like to have: Playing the guitar
I relax while: Sailing and cycling
I have learnt a lot from: From my grandmother Maria Emilia
My first taste of wine was: At 12, a small taste of Port and the end of a meal.
My last meal and sip will be: Oysters and a mature vintage Champagne
What do you want to show most in your wine? I like to make something that people really enjoy