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
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.