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Quinta Dona Maria Alentejo

The Quinta, also known as Quinta do Carmo, is an arrestingly beautiful 18th century estate in Estremoz at around 400m. Owner Julio Tassara de Bastos, who still resides there, clearly has a knack with wines because his very first, Quinta do Carmo Garrafeira 1986 (made by João Portugal RAMOS), created waves following its release. Tasted […]

Esporão Alentejo

Herdade do Esporão represents a massive investment and real faith in the potential of the Alentejo region. Dr Jose Roquette, brother of Quinta do Crasto’s Jorge Roquette (behind QUINTA DO CRASTO) has been very successful in developing what is now 600ha of vineyards spread across five different sites. Despite the size, winemaker David Baverstock (a […]

João Portugal Ramos Alentejo

For more than 20 years, João Ramos has been the leading consultant oenologist in the south of Portugal, working for some of Alentejo’s best cooperatives. His own project has gained increasing momentum in the past decade, producing wines under his own label on his estate near Estremoz but also working for others as a consultancy. […]

Quinta do Mouro Alentejo

Miguel Viegas Louro’s small estate is one of the quality leaders in the Alentejo. There are 14 ha of vineyards, planted in the main to Aragonês, Cabernet Sauvignon and Alicante. Yields are kept low and the wines have maintained a consistent standard thanks to winemaker Luis Duarte. The estate red (around 3,000 cases), aged in […]

Herdade do Mouchão Alentejo

Mouchão enjoys a good reputation amongst drinkers of bold, characterful reds. The estate is a massive 900 ha cork grove that includes 32 ha of vineyards. The vineyards have been re-established since 1986 when the land was returned to the family having lost control of their property during the revolution of 1974. Viticulture is modern […]

Monte da Ravasqueira Alentejo

A new but promising operation in Alentejo. It is a family venture with a projected 30,000 cases from 34 ha of vineyards, made by the widely experienced Rui Reguinga. The very reasonably priced Fonte da Serrana (a second label) is based on Aragonês, Trincadeira and Cabernet Sauvignon andshows good richness and lots of character. Monte […]

Malhadinha Nova Alentejo

Here is yet more evidence of the continued quality advance in the Alentejo. As the Soares brothers set about restoring a 200 ha estate located in the sparsely populated south of the region in the late 90s, they sought consultancy from the respected oenologist Luis Duarte (also QUINTA DO MOURO) for 20 ha of vineyard. […]

Herdade Grande Alentejo

António Lança is a qualified viticulturalist who has been producing his own wines since 1996 from 60 ha of vines in a 350 ha estate that also includes olives and other crops. The winemaking facilities have been considerably expanded in the last 3 or 4 years and more of the grapes are now turned into […]

Ervideira Alentejo

This ambitious, modern enterprise is headed by Duarte Leal da Costa. Wines have been made here since 1998 from re-established family vineyards on two estates, Monte da Ribeira and Herdadinha. Fruit sourced only from these 160 ha, is transformed by oenologist Paulo Laureano into around 75,000 cases of consistent and characterful wine. Least expensive are […]

Cortes de Cima Alentejo

Cortes de Cima, for ripe, modern-styled reds, is located in Vidigueira, the southern most of the Alentejo’s subzones, and the wines are made by the owner, Dane Hans Kristian Jørgensen. There are now 130 ha of vineyards many which have been converted to the Smart Dyson training system, thanks to input from viticultural expert Richard […]

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