Text Bruno Mendes
Quinta dos Carvalhais is a Sogrape brand expert in Dão wines. It was acquired in 1988 from the perspective of expansion of a project in the region, which had begun in 1957. It is located in Mangualde and has 105 hectares, 50 of which with vines with noble regional grape varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro, among others.
The head winemaker is Manuel Vieira and at modern winemaking center they produce the wines Quinta de Carvalhais Único, Reserva, Colheita, Encruzado and other varietals, Colheita Tardia e Espumante Reserva Rosé, exclusively using its own grapes, combining experience with state of the art techniques . Here, they also produce the wines Duque de Viseu white and red, in this case combining own grapes with grapes purchased from local producers.
To get to know Quinta dos Carvalhais in more detail, see the video below and read João Barbosa’s article here: