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 Wine 2018 - DOC ALENTEJO
EA red is a blendof Aragonez, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet and Syrah, planted at the Eugenio de Almedia Vineyards. When grapes reach the right point of maturation they are carefully picked and brought to the winery where they are fermented in staniless steel vats at controlled temperature of 24-27°C. Following fermentation the wine is filtered, stabilized and bottled for immediate consumption.
Serving Temperature: 10°C to 12°C
Total Alcohol: 13.5%
Wine Maker Team: Pedro Baptista
Assistant: Duarte Lopes
Portugal Region: Alentejo