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 White Wine 2018 - DOC ALENTEJO
Produced from grown Antao Vaz, Arinto and Rouperio grapes in Cartuxa's own vineyards located at Eugenio de Almeida Foundation. After harvesting, the grapes are taken to the winery where they are cooled, de-stalked, lightly crushed, pressed and ready for fermentation at 16°C in stainless steel vats. After fermentation the wine is filtered, blended and stabilised ready for early drinking.
Served Temperature: 10°C to 12°C
Total Alcohol: 12.5%
Wine Maker Team: Pedro Baptista
Assistant: Duarte Lopes
Portugal Region: Alentejo