Pêgo da Moura, two or three friends in Grândola.
The Pêgo da Moura winery owes its name to the Roman dam of the same name, which dates back to Roman times and is still in operation. The two extras are José Mota Capitão, nicknamed Pepe, a famous character from the Sétubal area, owner of the Herdade do Portocarro and Manual Ricciardi.
The cooperation started in 2011 with the cultivation of 2 hectares of vines. Pepe carefully chose the location between rice fields, on slate soils, with permanent winds from the Atlantic and pleasant temperatures. Manuel owned the layers and made them available to society.
The wines at the beginning were made almost exclusively from Arinto and Anatão Vaz. The harvest was always early to obtain a low level of alcohol and a present acidity. The vinification took place in the Herdade do Portocarro under the advice of the oenologist António Rosado. The Alfaiate is the result years later of all the experience gained in Pêgo do Moura. It is a blend of Sercial and Galego Dourado. In the meantime, a third partner has joined, Jason Martin and the three friends have set themselves even higher goals and planted more autochthonous vines: Ramisco, Malvasia de Colares, Castelão, Sercial and above all Boal. The project is called "Impossible Vineyards". The name says it all.
The Boal (Sémillon) comes from a tiny vineyard. The former owner, now around 90, told that his grandfather had planted the vineyard ungrafted at the beginning of the 20th century. It's a wine that shouldn't exist and we're happy to have received 30 bottles. The terroir is very sandy but with a lot of limestone deposits. It gives the wine a lot of minerality and depth. The color is straw yellow, very light. The nose contains a lot of information, such as exotic fruits: papaya, passion fruit, but also fennel. In the mouth, a lot of freshness, iodine, salt, wet stones, very complex, with light sweet filigree notes. The finish is very long with lots of tension and elegance. One of the best white wines in the world.
Production area: Península de Setúbal, Alentejo
Grape varieties: 85% Boal, 5% Galego Dourado, 5% Sercial, 5% Arinto
Alcohol content: 12.5% / vol.
Terroir: Sand with high calcium content.
- A unique terroir in which human intervention is very limited. Sun-drenched area with a temperate Mediterranean climate.
Harvest: The harvest is done by hand and the selection of the grapes is carried out in two stages.
Aging: used French oak barrels
Annual production: 800 bottles
- Contains sulphites
The Herdade do Portocarro winery is located south of Lisbon, in the district of Alcácer do Sal, surrounded by olive groves and paddocks in the middle of a fertile and idyllic area. The 15 hectare south-facing vineyard is located in an area crossed by the Sado River and characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. The warm and temperate Mediterranean climate in the Setúbal Peninsula region is characterized by the proximity of the sea. This special landscape and the love for wine and high-quality raw materials result in products of unique quality every year. JOSÉ ABREU LOPES DA MOTA CAPITÃO's project focuses on a philosophy of high quality wines in limited quantities and exclusive production. Integrated crop protection without human intervention ensures that the wine can express its full potential and avoids a number of traditional winemaking processes such as B. the fermentation of the grapes in barrels made of French oak wood, give the wines their unique character.
From the very beginning, the Herdade do Portocarro winery has produced unique wines that have immediately positioned themselves at the highest level of national production, including Herdade do Portocarro, Tears of Anima and Cavalo Maluco. These wines have an intense and versatile personality, are firm and earthy and are characterized by an exceptional elegance and freshness.
Manufacturer's address: Herdade do Portocarro, São Romão do Sado, 7595-033 - Torrão