Founded by Ignacius of Loyola – later Saint Ignacius – in 1540, the Order of Jesuits was devoted to missionary and educational work. It was to those ends that Jesuits came to Évora, firstly to set up the College of the Holy spirit (Colégio Espirito Santo) around 1551, and later, in 1559, to create the University of Évora. A Jesuit rector of the University, Father Pedro Silva, acquired Quinta de Valbom in 1580 to house the university’s teaching body. The building of what came to be called the Jesuit Retreat (Casa de Repouso dos Jesuitas) took 10 years to complete, and resulted in a large, many-roomed building, complete with refectory and chapel.
Cartuxa Red Wine Reserva 2015 - DOC ALENTEJO
Cartuxa red reserva is a blend of Alicante Bouschet and Aragonez, planted in the Eugenio de Almedida Oldest Vinyeyards. When the grapes are judged to be perfectly matured, they are carefully picked and brought into the winery for de-stalking, gentle crushing and fermentation in temperature controlled steel vats. There follows a 15 days maceration period of followed by maturration in new French Oak barrels for 15 months, and 15 months in bottle prior to release.
Served Temperature: 16°C to 18°C
Total Alcohol: 14.5%
Wine Maker Team: Pedro Baptista
Assistant: Duarte Lopes
Portugal Region: DOC Alentejo