It is a wine produced only in exceptional years, the result of intense experimentation and collaboration between the winemaking and viticulture teams of Herdade do Esporão. This work is based on the vinification of small batches of the same grape variety from different vineyards, where the final objective is to understand and enhance its character.
<p>For more than three centuries, the Paço do Conde Estate has been owned by the Castelo Branco family. The origin of one of the oldest agricultural enterprises in the country, founded in 1928 under the name Sociedade Agrícola Paço do Conde, is now managed by the current owners, José António Ferrão Castelo Branco, Luís Miguel Ferrão Castelo Branco and Maria Luísa Castelo Branco Schmidt, grandchildren of the founder.</p>
<p><span>Susana Estebán challenged Dirk Niepoort, a Burgundy wine expert and enthusiastic, to make with her this Castelão “Sem Vergonha” (shameless). </span><strong>The result will surprise you!</strong></p>
<p>Located in Alentejo (Portugal), in full mount, presents unique conditions for agriculture. With around 700ha of vineyards, olive groves and other crops. In this territory are planted about 40 grape varieties, 4 varieties of olives, orchards and vegetable gardens</p>
<p>The history of an Alentejo family, with its ancestors linked to the lands of Alvito (Beja), has its secrets and traditions enclosed in its Coat of arms of Lobo da Silveira, originated in the 1st Baron and Marquês de Alvito in the 18th century. XV, first Baron title granted in Portugal by D. Afonso V. Five wolves have this Coat of Arms, and five are curiously today their descendants.</p>
<p>The Sovibor - Soc. Vinhos de Borba, Lda. Is a Commercial Society by Quotas constituted by public deed, the 16 of December of 1968.<br />It is the result of the merger of two small producers who started their activities many years before 1968 and later created the firms Manuel Joaquim Mira and Domingos Luiz Pinto & Filho, Lda., Both with wide traditions in the wine field. Therefore, and as a result of such merger, SOVIBOR is managed by people traditionally linked to the wine business.</p>
<p>Rui Reguinga is one of the most renowned Portuguese oenologists, recognized for his mastery and dedication to terroir.<br />In 2009 he was elected "Winemaker of the Year" by the Revista de Vinhos, won several Trophy's and gold medals with his wines, and has been a member of the jury in several editions of the prestigious "International Wine Challenge", "Decanter World Wine Awards" , "Concours Mondial de Bruxelles"</p>
<p>The estate of Torre de Palma is located in the heart of the Alentejo wine region, in Monforte. Enjoying the site climate of the Serra de São Mamede and a natural method, resulting in a perfect combination to produce unique wines, in harmony with nature.</p> <p>The several plots of vines are planted in balanced soils, giving privilege to natural methods. Carefully blended from a number of Portuguese indigenous varieties such has Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional e Tinta Miúda (for the reds) or Antão Vaz, Arinto and Alvarinho (for the whites). This is a project crafted by the awarded winemaker Duarte de Deus, practically crafted by hand, in small quantities and with an artisan spirit.</p>