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.
EA Red Organic 2017 - DOC ALENTEJO
EA Red Organic is a blend of Alicante Bouchet, Trincadeira, Aragonez and Syrah planted in our own vineyards at Eugenio de Almedida following sustainable viticulture practices. When the grapes reach the right point of maturation they are carefully picked, de stalked and gently crushed. Fermentation is in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 25-27°C. The wine age 8 months in french barrels. Gently Filtration beore bottling.
Served Temperature: 10°C to 12°C
Total Alcohol: 13.5%
Wine Maker Team: Pedro Baptista
Assistant: Duarte Lopes
Portugal Region: Alentejo