(Sociedade Agrícola de Beira)
Jose Almeida Garrett runs this family business which lies at the foot of the Serra de Estrela mountain range (the mountains of the stars). Not only is the area breathtakingly beautiful, it also has the reputation as the fruit basket of Portugal, growing figs, oranges, lemons, apples, pears and of course, grapes. In 1993, the Almeida Garrett family took the decision to go it alone, and remain to this day one of only a handful of privately owned vineyard in the region bottling their own product. Their vineyards lie in the Vale de Gardunha, and on the southern slopes of the Serra de Gardunha, both highly reputed for fruit production.
See also the 'Star Mountain' wine under the 'brands' tab above.
Entre Serras red ‘mountain wine’ 2013
Trincadeira, Tinta Roriz & Tinta Barroca
Entre Serras white 'mountain wine' 2014
Siria & Chardonnay
Almeida Garrett TNT 2011
Touriga Nacional & Trincadeira
Almeida Garrett Selecta 'mountain wine' 2011
Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional & Trincadeira. Unfiltered.
Almeida Garrett, Chardonnay '100 Year' Cuvee 2012
Partially Barrel- fermented in French oak (25%), marking 100 years of Chardonnay in these mountain vineyards. Chardonnay was first planed in 1911 by the great grandfather of the current owner. Lovely acidity - a wine designe to mature well and improve.
Star Mountain - a lovely brand idea marking the location of these vineyards in the 'Star Mountain'. See here.