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 | WHITE | 2018 | DOC ALENTEJO
Cartuxa white is a blend of Antao Vaz and Arinto, planted in the Eugenio de Almeida vineyards. WWhen the grapes reach the right point of maturation they are carefully picked, de-stalked and gently crushed. Fermantation is in stainless steel vats ad a controlled temperature of 16°C and the wine matures on the lees for a further nine months, with bottonage.
Citrine coloured wine with slight greenish reflections.
Aroma of strong mineral component, with notes of tropical fruit, dry herb and orange blossom.
Very good acidity, great volume and complexity, long ending with vibrant freshness.
Served Temperature: 10°C to 12°C
Total Alcohol: 12.5%
Wine Maker Team: Pedro Baptista
Assistant: Duarte Lopes
Portugal Region: DOC Alentejo