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Quinta da Alorna, Tejo

Quinta da Alorna has a proud and long history stretching back to the 18th century and has links to our very own Iberian Buyer, Paul, but it is the present that we are concerned about.

Situated in the heart of Portugal, near the town of Santarém in the Tejo region, Quinta da Alorna has a wide array of vineyards, worked in a sustainable and socially responsible way looking after land but also the workers. On soils of sandy loam and sandy clay the vines are managed in the Double Cordon de Royat system and all harvesting is done by hand. The resulting wines are the epitome of what modern Portugal is producing and Quinta da Alorna's proud history guides shines a light for an even brighter future.

The 220 Hectares of vines are dedicated to the production of both native and international varieties, including Arinto, Fernão Pires, Chardonnay, Moscatel, Verdelho, Alvarinho and Sauvignon Blanc for the whites and Touriga Nacional, Castelão, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tinta Roriz, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet and Syrah for the red wines.

Temperature controlled fermentations in stainless steel/ inox after a soft pressing with some of their wines being aged in French Oak barrels on the fine lees. The reds generally have a 48 hour skin contact and may be matured in barrel or stainless steel depending on the circumstances. All fermentations are carried out with native yeasts.