Quinta do Gradil is located on the western foothills of the Serra de Montejunto, in the transition between the area of the humid winds from the Atlantic and the permanent winds from the West, and the region of dry summers.
The Lisbon region, formerly called Estremadura, stands out among wine-producing regions for its complexity and diversity in several areas: geology, climate and type of vegetation. It is a land of dispersion and plurality, and is often referred to as the land where paradoxes thrive.
Quinta do Gradil, considered as one of the oldest estates, if not the oldest one, part of Cadaval Municipality, has a secular historical background and forms a significant architectural landmark. Quinta was acquired by the Marquis of Pombal, on the occasion of the movement that, from 1760, led to the occupation of municipal lands. It is established that it was already involved in the cultivation of vineyards at the time, a fact that must have been the decisive factor for the statesman responsible for the creation of the Companhia das Vinhas do Alto Douro, the Douro wine producing company. It continued as a possession of the family until the middle of the 20th century, when it was bought by Sampaio de Oliveira. Then, at the end of the 1990s, the current owner, Luís Vieira, acquired this estate.
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TESOURO DA VINHA
HISTORY: Grapes are thought to have been grown in the land that is now Portugal for at least 4.000 years, and wine is part of the history of our country, making part of a lot of Portuguese tra- ditions.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Typical Portuguese grape varieties
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,0%
WINEMAKING: Made with the most advanced winemaking technology, with the best grapes. The fermentation occurred at the temperature of 25ºC and lasted for 8 days.
TASTING NOTES: Ruby coloured wine. Expressive ripe red fruits aromas. Full bodied and fruity on the palate, with strong but round tannins. Elegant and silky, with a persistent finish.
PÊRA DOCE RESERVE
HISTORY: Alentejo, this beautiful land where tranquility and greatness come together. The vast fields, vineyards, olive trees and the whitewashed houses in the villages make this place unique.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Trincadeira, Aragonez & Syrah
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,0%
WINEMAKING: Selected grapes from the better exposed plotswere totally destemmed. The fermentation occurred in small vats at 25ºC and lasted for 8 days. The clear wine was racked then transferred into a combination of French and American barrels during 7 months.
TASTING NOTES: Deep dark ruby colour. Wild berry aromas with hints of vanilla from oak. Full bodied palate well balanced with acidity and structured tannins. It finishes long.
AWARDS: Vintage 2014 | Sabor do Ano 2016 Vintage 2015 |
HISTORY: In the heart of Portugal are born very elegant wines. From this region born wines loaded with subtlety and elegance, supported by the natural acidity given by this terrior. They are wines that captivate and seduce. Dão is all this and more.
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GRAPE VARIETIES: Tinta Roriz & Alfrocheiro
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,0%
WINEMAKING: The grapes were fermented in stainless steel at controlled temperature. The wine aged in second year barrels for 6 months.
TASTING NOTES: Ruby in color, with aromatic notes of berries of the forest and red fruits, with soft mouth and ripe tannins.