These flagship wines reflect the tradition and famed quality of the first people to make wine at Cartua; Carthusian monks who in 1598 established the Santa Maria Scala Coeli Monastery.
The red wines are made from grape varieties that are most commom in the Alentejeno region: Trincadeira, Aragonez, Alfrocheiro, Periquita, Moreto and Tinta Caiada, and are aged in oak barrels. They are full-bodied, combining the complex aromas of their grape varieties whit elegant structure and lingering complex flavours.
|The grapes are processed at the famous Cartuxa Winery, a former Jesuit house that was designated a national treasure in 1755. A wine press was already there in operation in 1776. In this historic setting the Eugénio de Almeida Foudation has invested in quality as well preserving its heritage and the house boasts a sizeable modern winery. Continuous research and development devoted to acquiring knowledge of the vines, the grape varieties and wine making techniques have resulted in wines with character and a distinctive style.