List of products by brand Tapada do Chaves
Associated with a strong family tradition and a history of passion and dedication to the land, Tapada do Chaves wines originate in the vineyards of the property that gives them the name, aged between 116 and 113 years old, from which grapes castes such as Trincadeira, Aragonez, Castelão, Tinta Francesa, Alicante Bouschet, Moreto and Grand Noir and white grapes of the castes Fernão Pires, Arinto, Alva, Tamarez, Assario, Vale Grosso and Uva Formosa.
Its history dates back to the beginning of the 20th century when, in the Frangoneiro, Mr. Chaves, he planted the first vineyards on his small property (Tapada), starting a relationship of passion and dedication to the land.
In Tapada do Chaves, there are two of the oldest vineyards in Alentejo, in production, registered in the last years of 1901 (old vintages) and 1903 (old white vines).
At the end of the 1980s, when Portalegre was recognized as a region of "Indication of Regulated Provenance" capable of producing VQPRD (Quality Wine Produced in a Determined Region) along with Borba, Redondo, Reguengos and Vidigueira, it achieved a a privileged place among the Alentejo wine brands.
It was also thanks to the excellence of the wines "Tapada do Chaves" and to its recognition that it was due to the affirmation of the Alentejo as a producer region of quality wines that today more than justify the Denomination of Controlled Origin.
The winery allows to combine the traditional techniques of vinification with the most modern technologies, guaranteeing quality and typicality to its wines. Due to its structure and construction, it allows all the work to be done by gravity, avoiding excessive pumping operations, gently extracting only the grapes that benefit the wine.
In their basement they stagger, in Portuguese and French oak barrels, the red wines.