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Quinta da Alorna Vinhos, Lda.

Quinta da Alorna, 2080-187 Almeirim
Portugal

Telephone +35 243 570700
Fax +35 243 570709
geral@alorna.pt

This company is co-exhibitor of
CVR Tejo Comissael VitiVinicola Regional do Tejo

Hall map

ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 10): stand D22

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ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 10

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.17  Portugal
  • 01.01.17.12  Tejo

Our products

Product category: Tejo

Quinta da Alorna White White 2015

Grapes Varieties
Arinto, Fernão Pires

Colour
Yellow green

Vinification
Separate harvest of each grape, destemming and soft pressing, The clarified must fermented in steel vats at a controlled temperature dependent on the aromatic origin of each grape. When the final batch was ready, the wine was stabilished in cold and filtered before it was bottled.

Nose
Tropical and citric aromas, pineapple and lemon hints.

Palate
Acidity and residual sugar well balanced.

Tasting Note
Lively and pleasant.

Gastronomy
Serve chilled at 10-12ºC. Recommended either as an appetizer, with sea food or grilled fish dishes.

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Product category: Tejo

Quinta da Alorna Rose Rosé 2016

Grapes Varieties
Touriga Nacional

Colour
Soft pink colour

Vinification
The destemmed grapes stay in contact with the skin until the must gains the slight pink colour. After the sangria of the grapes, they are then clarified and fermented at controlled temperature of 15ºC in stainless steel vats.

Nose
Fruity, predomination of redcurrant, raspberries and strawberries aromas.

Palate
Fresh and persistent, confirming the aromas.

Tasting Note
Pleasant and smooth.

Gastronomy
Recommended as an appetizer or with pastas, salads and sushi. Serve at 10-12ºC.

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Product category: Tejo

Quinta da Alorna Sauvignon Blanc White 2016

Grapes Varieties
Sauvignon Blanc

Colour
Greenish yellow colour

Vinification
The grapes were harvested manually after a tight control of the maturation. Following an immediate soft pressing, the must was clarified and the fermentation was initiated at 16ºC. a low percentage of the lot (10%) was fermentated in new American oak casks. The wine was batched, stablised and filtered before being bottled.

Nose
Exuberant aroma, harmonious tropical notes of pineapple, blood orange and guava; herbal notes of asparagus and mowed lawn

Palate
Structured flavour revealing a distinct touch of complexity and good level of minerals which goes well with the ripe tropical fruits.

Tasting Note
The aftertaste is long, persistent and tasty.

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About us

Company details

Before going to India, D. Pedro de Almeida Portugal, 1st Marquis of Alorna, built Quinta da Alorna palace in 1725. The palace became the scene of major historical and cultural events that have helped shape the Portugal we know today.

D. João, the son of D. Pedro de Almeida, and his wife D. Leonor Távora, were extremely dedicated to the palace and the estate grounds. D. João planted vineyards, and produced olive oil, planted orchards, groves of mulberry trees and gardens. Emulating the French landscape design, he created drawbridges, lakes and boxwoods - fashionable in European elite societies at the time. At the end of the eighteenth century the Alorna family used to travel by boat, up the Tagus river, taking a whole night to go from Lisbon to Almeirim. When they arrived there was always a carriage waiting for the family on the riverside to take them to the palace.

This was how they reached Quinta da Alorna a few days after the release of the Távora family who had been imprisoned for 18 years by order of the Marquis of Pombal. It was alleged that the family had been involved in the attempted regicide at the time. D. Leonor de Almeida Lorena e Lencastre was 26 years old when she was finally released and returned, with her family, to the place she left when she was 8 years old, when imprisoned in Chelas. D. Leonor de Almeida, poetically nicknamed Alcipe, was married in 1779 to Count Karl August von Oeynhausen in the chapel at Quinta da Alorna and spent the first years of her married life organizing important soirées for the cultural Portuguese elite at their palace in Almeirim. 

Later she traveled to Paris, Vienna, southern France, Madrid and finally to London, where she was exiled during the French invasion. D. Leonor, Fourth Marchioness of Alorna, was the most educated woman of her time. While imprisoned in the monastery of Chelas, she learned to speak five languages fluently and she read every book she could gain access to, whether prohibited or not. D. Leonor dazzled the courts of Europe with her poetic talent, being the first pre-romantic writer in Portugal. She was seen as a woman of letters and enlightenment, a woman who influenced politics both Portuguese and foreign, and due to her persistent dedication to education, persuaded the Queen at the time to open the first all girls schools in Portugal. A disconcertingly smart woman who was way ahead of her time, left behind eight children, and a vast literary and epistolary collection. When Quinta da Alorna, which experienced financial difficulties during the devastation of civil war, was sold by D. Leonor´s daughters to José Dias Leite Sampaio, Viscount of Junqueira, who invested in the production of olive oil, wine and livestock.

The Agricultural Society of Alorna, was established in 1915 after the death of the daughter of the Viscount of Junqueira, Countess of Junqueira, Emília Angélica Monteiro de Sampaio. The inability of the Countess to produce an heir resulted in the palace being inherited by six of the Viscount´s relatives. Three years later, in 1918 the property was acquired by new owners, among them, a doctor, dentist and entrepreneur, Dr. Manuel Caroça, who became, in a short time, the sole owner of the palace and estate, buying shares from other shareholders. Fernanda Caroça, the daughter of Manuel Caroça, married Professor Doctor Fausto Lopo de Carvalho, a renowned pulmonologist and contemporary of Egas Moniz, who took charge of the management of the palace and estate at Quinta da Alorna, returning it to its previous grandeur. The couple had three children and, as grandchildren of Manuel Caroça, they became heirs to Quinta da Alorna.

In 1945, after the death of Dr. Manuel Caroça, the property was taken over entirely by the daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. After the revolution on 25 April 1974, Quinta da Alorna survived difficult periods and both the strength and determination of the workers, who had seen their homes and livelihoods threatened, were essential to guarantee that the estate was not going to be occupied by the revolutionaries. As a family business that was proud of the fact that they considered everyone as part of the same ´family´ they had a social policy that was very advanced for its time.  They opened up the doors of the chapel to the public, gave new houses to the employees and hired a doctor to ensure the health of all who dedicated their lives to the property and to the family.

Currently, Quinta da Alorna comprises three companies run by 4th and 5th generations of the family Lopo de Carvalho. The Agricultural Society of Alorna SA, that owns the other companies in the group was formed at the beginning of the twentieth century and is responsible for the agricultural and forestry activities of Quinta da Alorna.  Quinta da Alorna Wines Ltd. is responsible for the main activity of the group, namely the production and marketing of wines.  Alornatur Ltd. manages the two wine shops, one in Lisbon and the other in Almeirim, as well as the Quinta da Alorna palace, which is used for promotional purposes or private functions.

Owned for five generations by Lopo de Carvalho family, Quinta da Alorna is a company that proudly showcases its tradition, its history and its products. It’s a story full of stories just as Marchioness of Alorna who was a wonderful storyteller.

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