Quinta da Alorna has a long and illustrious
history stretching back to the 18th century and has links to our
very own Iberian Buyer, Paul.
Allegedly, his ancestor was rescued by the then winemakers from
execution and spirited away, so that many years later Paul could
repay the favour and add them to our portfolio. Sitting
majestically in the Tejo region, Quinta da Alorna has a wide array
of vineyards which are worked in a sustainable and socially
responsible way, looking after both the land and the workers.
Portugal's trump card is its wide array of toothsome indigenous
varieties and they are put to good work here. Aromatic Fernao
Pires, tight, minerally Arinto and the Portuguese iteration of
Tempranillo, Tinto Roriz, are amongst the bevy of blindingly tasty
components that they have to work with and the result is an
accomplished range of distinctly Portuguese wines.