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Quinta do Carmo

The property with winery is located in Herdade das Carvalhas near the provincial capital Estremoz in the Portuguese area Alentejo, The story dates back to the 17th century, when King João IV (1604-1656) bought the estate. The name derives from a chapel called "Notre Dame do Carmo". The actual winery was founded by the Bastos family and remained in their possession for several generations. The first glory of the red wine Quintas do Carmo was founded by Julio Bastos. In 1992, this sold 50% of the brand and name to the owners of Château Lafite-Rothschild, The processing was outsourced to another winery and Julio Bastos forced parts of over one hundred years, ungrafted Clearing vineyards and planting new, productive young plants. The quality of wines produced under French supervision has been steadily decreasing from year to year. Finally, Bastos separated completely and founded with him remaining about 50 hectares of vineyards Dona Maria.

Finally, in 2008, Quinta do Carmo was completely taken over by "Bacalhôa - Vinhos de Portugal", one of the largest Portuguese producers. The total property comprises about 1,000 hectares of land with olive trees, cork oaks and forests. There are 350 hectares of it autochthonous and international vines. The red wine "Quinta do Carmo Tinto" is made from the grape varieties Aragonez ( Tempranillo ) Trincadeira Preta. Alicante Henri Bouschet. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah blended. It ripens for 12 months in 100% new oak barrels. There is also a longer matured Reserva, Of the second wine is called "Dom Martinho". The white wine "Quinta do Carmo Branco" is made from the grape varieties Roupeiro ( Síria ) Arinto and Antao Vaz produced.

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