Herdade do Sobroso, Alentejo

Herdade de Sobroso lies at the very extreme eastern fringe of Alentejo close to the Alqueva dam and the Spanish border.

Established as recently as 2002, and with 52 Hectares under vine, Herdade do Sobroso is run by renowned enologists Filipe Teixeira Pinto and Luís Duarte.

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The vineyard has loam-clay, sandy soil and the design of the vineyards matches the toughest criteria, to assure the production of highest quality grapes.

The area is known for its cool winters, followed by long, hot summers. The principal red grape varieties are Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Grossa and Trincadeira, while the white wines essentially come from Antão Vaz, Arinto & Perrum grape varieties.

 

The wines

Sobro white , Vinho Regional
Arinto, Antao Vaz and Perrum.  Stainless steel, temperature controlled fermentation, no oak

Sobro rosé , Vinho Regional
Aragonês.  Red fruits on the nose. Good weighty mouthfeel; a food rosé 

Sobro red , Vinho Regional
Aragonês, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah.  Three months in French and American oak

Anas, white , Vinho Regional
Antão Vaz & Arinto.  Batonnage in stainless steel tanks

Anas Red , Vinho Regional
Alicante Bouschet, Syrah & Aragonês.  3 months in American oak.

Anas Reserva red , DOC Alentejo
Aragonês, Alicante Bouschet & Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in French oak. 15% Alc.
 

Herdade de Sobroso white , DOC Alentejo
Antão Vaz, Arinto, Perrum.  Partially aged 'sur lie' in French oak barrels for 3 months

Herdade de Sobroso red , DOC Alentejo
Aragonês, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet, Alfrocheiro Preto
. 14 months in large (500L) French Allier oak barrels.

Herdade de Sobroso Barrique Selection red , DOC Alentejo
Syrah & Alicante Bouschet .  12 months in large (500L) French Allier oak barrels.

 

Herdade de Sobroso reserva red , DOC Alentejo
Aragonês, Alicante Bouchet & Cabernet Sauvignon.  12 months in small French oak barrels, 12 months in bottle

 

 

Why not visit?  Herdade do Sobroso is a tourism destination with excellent apartment accommodation, a real 'escape from it all'.  Canoeing and cycling available, or just lounge by the pool!

 

 

You can find more info on the winery's own website at www.herdadedosobroso.pt