Herdade do Portocarro’s philosophy is to craft wines of indisputable quality. Their 18ha vineyard benefits from a microclimate, as it is affected by the Atlantic breezes and the heat from the Alentejo Plains. Actually, in administrative terms, the estate is part of the Peninsula de Setubal demarcated wine region. But geographically it is located in the Alentejo region. In other words, an Alentejo with Atlantic features. Hence the unmistakable style and personality of its wines.
Oriented by consummate preservation, which crosses the whole production process, the estate aims at obtaining top quality raw material. There is little intervention by man, allowing the wine to express its vigor and potential on its own.
Its owner and winemaker, José da Mota Capitão, inspired by the principles of biodynamic viticulture, is recovering extinct indigenous grapes as well as experimenting with the classic Portuguese varieties, producing wines of outstanding character, balance and grace.
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Alicante Bouschet | Aragonez | Touriga Nacional
An elegant, complex aroma of very ripe fruit with well-integrated, well-balanced oak, hints of spice and preserved fruits. On the palate it is well balanced, with medium body, good acidity and firm tannin, along with complex flavours of aromatic ripe fruits.