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 50 Hectras under vine, Herdade do Sobroso is run by renowned enologist Filipe Teixeira Pinto and agronomist Francisco Pimenta.
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.
Sobro white 2011
Arinto, Antao Vaz and Perrum. Stainless steel, temperature controlled fermentation, no oak
Sobro rosé 2011
Aragonês and Alfrocheiro. Red fruits on the nose. Good weighty mouthfeel; a food rosé
Sobro red 2010
Aragonês, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah. Six months in French and American oak
Herdade de Sobroso red 2009
Aragonês, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet and Alfrocheiro. 14 months in large (500L) French Allier oak barrels.
Herdade de Sobroso white 2010
Arinto, Antao Vaz and Perrum, aged five months 'sur lie'. No oak.
Herdade de Sobroso reserve red 2007
Aragonês, Alicante Bouchet & Cabernet Sauvignon. 12 months in small French oak barrels, 12 months in bottle
Herdade do Sobroso Red - Cellar Selection 2006
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