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 | 2019 | DOC ALENTEJO
The Cartuxa Winery, located on the Quinta de Valbom estate is closely connected to the Jesuits. Founded by Ignacius of Loyola – later Saint Ignacius – in 1540, the Order of Jesuits was devoted to missionary and educational work.
Antao Vaz and Arinto
Citrine colour with greenish reflections
Strong mineral component, with notes of tropical fruit, dry herb and orange blossom.
Fermented in stainless steel vats at controlled temp and bottled.
Very good acidity, great volume and complexity, long ending with vibrant freshness
Fantastic with Ceviche, Shellfish, White Fish, Citric sauces, soft to firm cheeses.
10ºC to 12ºC
The year of 2018
This year saw an “atypical” growing season in Portugal, marked by a very rainy spring.
The impact was greatest in the northern regions, where increased rainfall and relatively high humidity caused strong attacks of mildew. Scalding temperatures during August caused further losses, especially in the center and south.
The difficulties look set to cause an overall decline in production (between 15 and 20 percent), Anunciação says, “but the quality of the wine is expected to be very good.”