Quinta da Alorna
Incorporating centuries of tradition with a commitment to modernity, Quinta da Alorna stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of the Lopo de Carvalho family. For five generations, they have cultivated this historic estate, blending time-honored winemaking practices with a progressive embrace of qualifications and sustainable environmental initiatives.
As an economic, social, and environmentally sustainable entity, Quinta da Alorna consistently crafts superior-quality products, fostering strong connections with employees, partners, and consumers alike.
Nestled along the serene banks of the Tagus (Tejo) River in the Tejo wine region, this estate not only produces exceptional wines but also boasts diverse agricultural, forested, and natural landscapes, covering a vast expanse of 6400 acres. With 400 acres dedicated to vineyards, 1200 acres for agricultural crops, and an impressive 4700 acres of forest, the estate showcases a harmonious blend of nature’s bounty.
Within its agricultural domain, Quinta da Alorna cultivates a variety of crops for the agri-food industry, including corn, potatoes, peanuts, peas, and sweet potatoes. The extensive forested areas house cork oak forests, pine groves, and eucalyptus trees, contributing to sustainable practices and carbon dioxide mitigation. Additionally, the estate proudly hosts six solar power plants, underscoring its commitment to green energy.
The influence of the Tagus (Tejo) River on the region’s terroirs is undeniable, creating the ideal conditions for grape cultivation. The proximity of the vineyards to the river imparts a crucial thermal amplitude to the grapes, ensuring the wines exhibit a refreshing profile and exceptional quality.
Quinta da Alorna’s terroir encompasses the Charneca and the Campo vineyards, each with its distinct characteristics. Here, grape varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet, Fernão Pires, Arinto, and Chardonnay flourish, showcasing the estate’s diverse and rich vinicultural heritage.
- Campo, located on the plains near the river, benefits from periodic flooding, enriching its soils and making it a prime location for white wine production. Precision viticulture is essential here, given the region’s natural fertility.
- Charneca, positioned to the south of Campo along the left bank of the river, features sandy and low-fertility soils, ideally suited for both red and white wine production.
In every glass of Quinta da Alorna wine, you taste the blend of tradition, innovation, and sustainable practices that define this exceptional Portuguese winery.
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