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 Reserva 2017 - DOC ALENTEJO
Produced from Aragonez, Touriga Nacional and Alicante Bouschet, Planted at the Eugenio de Almeida Vineyards. When the grapes attain optimum ripeness they are taken to the winery where they undergo a light crush and de-stalking. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats between 24-27°C. Maturation is in French and American oak barrels for 4 months and thereafter it is prepared for further aging in bottle.
Served Temperature: 16°C to 18°C
Total Alcohol: 14%
Wine Maker Team: Pedro Baptista
Assistant: Duarte Lopes
Portugal Region: Alentejo