Tradition inspires us
ENTIRETY, QUINTA DE SÃO BARTOLOMEU HAS CURRENTLY ABOUT 40 HECTARES AND, UNTIL 2006, ONLY RED GRAPES WERE PRODUCED.
From that year on, the amount of vinified grapes and bottled wine grew, in area and in grape varieties, with the first white varieties planted, always with controlled production per hectare, one of the guarantees of the quality of the grapes and, consequently, of the final product. The soils are mostly poor, clay-limestone, with the exception of two floodplains bordering the Alenquer River, which are a little richer, and where almost all the white grape varieties are located.
WE’VE THE GOAL OF INCREASING THE VINEYARD AREA, WHICH MAY COME TO TOTALIZE ABOUT 50/60 HECTARES, WITH THE EVENTUAL ACQUISITION OF SEVERAL LANDS ADJACENT TO THE QUINTA DE SÃO BARTOLOMEU.
Our strategy also involved investing in national white grape varieties, including Viosinho, Alvarinho, Gouveio, Arinto and Fernão Pires, and in foreign ones, Chardonnay, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc. The main red grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Cabernet Franc, Alicante Bouschet and Syrah.