Your guide will select as many farms as will be possible to visit in this full day wine tour in the well-known wine producing region to the North of Lisbon.
It’s on the isolated plateaus that we find the microclimates appropriate for vineyards with good quality. A southerly position and the flat surface are responsible for the Mediterranean an Continental climate characteristics. High temperatures are good for the ripening of the grapes, especially in the months before the harvest, giving the grapes a desirable accumulation of sugars and dyes. Red wines – with ruby garnet color, fruity aromas, ripe, soft, warm, slightly astringent, bodied and well-balanced. White wines – straw or citrus color, fruits aroma and flavor, slightly acidic with some bodied and well balanced qualities.
Some examples of the wine lodges you may visit and have a wine taste: Adega Cooperativa de Redondo, Adega das Mouras de Arraiolos, Adega de Borba, Adega do Monte Branco, Adega Herdade das Aldeias de Juromenha, Adega José de Sousa, Bacalhoa, Cooperativa Agrícola de Reguengos de Monsaraz, Casa Agrícola Santana Ramalho, Cooperativa Agrícola de Granja, Dona Maria Vinhos, Encostas de Estremoz, Ervideira Sociedade Agricola, Esporão, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Herdade da Ajuda, Herdade da Calada, Herdade das Cortiçadas, Herdade das Servas, Herdade dos Coelheiros, J. Portugal Ramos, Logowines, Marcolino Inácio Chícharo Sêbo, Monte da Comenda Agroturismo, Monte Seis Reis, Pêra Grave, Quinta do Mouro, Quinta do Zambujeiro, Roquevale, Soc. Agrícola D. Diniz, Soc. Agricola da Sossega, Soc. Agrícola de Perescuma, Soc. Agricola Gabriel F. Dias e Irmãs, Soc. Agrícola Quinta da Várzea, Soc. Vitivinícola Courela dos Aleixos, Sociedade de Vinhos de Borba, Tiago Cabaço Wines, etc.
Alentejo is particularly suited to the production of typical wines of exceptionally high quality. It is dotted with vast areas of vineyards over extensive plains.
Amongst others, there are six species of vine that distinguish Alentejo’s wines: three white ones, “Roupeira” with a well balanced nose and lemony tones, “Rabo de Ovelha” a productive species with a light, open colour and “Antão Vaz” which has a very distinctive nose – and three red – “Periquita” with its very fruity, smooth taste, “Trincadeira” with its particularly fresh taste and high alcohol content and “Aragonez” a dark red that touts a full body.