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Quinta do Carmo

The estate with winery is located in Herdade das Carvalhas near the provincial capital Estremoz in the Portuguese area Alentejo, History dates back to the 17th century when King João IV (1604-1656) bought the property. The name is derived 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. Julio Bastos founded the first fame of the red wine Quintas do Carmo. In 1992 it sold 50% of the brand and name to the owners of Château Lafite-Rothschild, The processing was outsourced to another winery and Julio Bastos was forced to ungrafted Clearing vineyards and planting new, profitable young plants. The quality of the wines produced under French supervision has steadily decreased from year to year. Finally, Bastos separated completely and founded the remaining 50 hectares of vineyards with him, the Dona Maria winery.

In 2008 Quinta do Carmo was finally taken over entirely by “Bacalhôa - Vinhos de Portugal”, one of the largest Portuguese producers. The entire property comprises around 1,000 hectares of land with olive groves, cork oaks and forests. 350 hectares are part of it autochthonous and international vines planted. The red wine "Quinta do Carmo Tinto" is made from the Aragonez ( Tempranillo ) Trincadeira Preta. Alicante Henri Bouschet. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah blended. It matures in 100% new oak barrels for 12 months. There is also a longer matured one Reserva, The second wine is called "Dom Martinho". The white wine "Quinta do Carmo Branco" is made from the Roupeiro ( Síria ) Arinto and Antão Vaz produced.

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