Monção e Melgaço
one terroir, a brand...

Quinta da Cheira
has its own vineyards

HISTORY

Know our history


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Quinta da Cheira is located in the parish of Mazedo 100 meters from the Brejoeira of Palace, due to the sun exposure and microclimate of this region in 1990 was planted the first vineyard, the Quinta has its own vineyards, with an area of 2 hectares in simple cordon. The selection of rootstocks, the geological structure of the terrain, the microclimate, the typicity of the Alvarinho variety, and the realization of mini vinifications were essential for acquiring the necessary experience for creation in 1997 of the wine Quinta da Cheira Alvarinho Vinho Verde.

Despite the estate being family owned,  it is important to say that the winemaking uses traditional methods and modern equipment. The grapes are carefully selected, the must is clarified at 14 ° C for 24 hours and the fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature for three weeks in stainless steel vats. Before bottling, the wine goes thru a process of stabilizing for a week and after bottling the wine is aged in the bottle. The fruity aroma and delicate, the good structure that results from its dry extract and the persistent flavor in the mouth, are qualities that stand out when drunk at a temperature of 10 to 12°C.

The Alvarinho wine harvested exclusively in Monção and Melgaço sub region, has in Quinta da Cheira one of its most illustrious representatives, recognized not only in Portugal but also abroad with several awards.

"In visctory is deserved,

but it is necessary in defeat"

PRODUCTS

Meet our products


Quinta da Cheira Alvarinho

Region: Monção e Melgaço
Grape Variety: Alvarinha 100%
Soil: Granitic estructure
Winemaker: Carlos Machado
Acceptable to consume: This wine should be consumed in the next 10 years


Alcohol: 12.5% vol
Total Acidity: 6,6 g / l
Reducing Sugars: 1,5 g / l
PH: 3,45
Free sulfur dioxide: 30 g / l

We combine traditional methods, we minimize the use of complex processes focusing and we focused on the basics of soil, vine and grape and modern equipment in our production. Grapes are carefully selected, and the grape-must is lighten at 14º ªC during for 24 hours and fermented at controlled temperature between two and three weeks in stainless steel vats. Prior to being bottlinged, the wine is estabilized establised during for a week, and after bottling the wine has a stage in the bottles.

It is a wine fresh, balanced, aromatic, fruity and delicate, with a classic taste. The good resulting body of its dry extract and persistence of flavor in the mouth, are qualities that stand out when drunk at a temperature of 10 to 12 C.

As an appetizer and to be paired with seafood, fish, white meatpoultry and cheese.

Bottle: Bordeaux Prestige 0,75 cl

Boxes: 6 bottles
Measures: 23cm x 15,5cm x 33,5cm
Weight: 7,5kg

Pallet: 100 boxes
Measures: 120cm x 80cm x 150cm
Weight: 800kg

Quinta da Cheira Reserve

Region: Monção e Melgaço
Grape Variety: Alvarinha 100%
Soil: Granitic estructure
Winemaker: Carlos Machado
Production: Limited and selected
Acceptable to consume: This wine should be consumed in the next 10 years


Alcohol: 13% vol
Total Acidity: 6,8 g / l
Reducing Sugars: 1,5 g / l
PH: 3,45

This reserve is made with hand-harvested and carefully selected grapes from our 20 years old wvineyards over 20 years old from our terroir. After been pressinged, the resultingant grape-must is fermented and , staysing on the fine lees with a periodic batonnage of for six months. Finally the wine it is aged in oak barks.

Is a wine that has a complex and mineral aroma, fresh wine in the mouth, flavored, full-bodied, balanced and very complex taste, defining the taste of the variety.

As an appetizer and paired with seafood, hoven cooked fish, grilled meat, red meat, and cheese.

Bottle: Bordeaux Prestige 0,75 cl

Boxes: 6 bottles
Measures: 23cm x 15,5cm x 33,5cm
Weight: 7,5kg

Pallet: 100 boxes
Measures: 120cm x 80cm x 150cm
Weight: 800kg

VINEYARDS

Meet our fifth


Vineyards

Quinta Da Cheira is comprised of several parcels of moderate size , where the only available variety is the Alvarinho With the emergence of new markets for old vines , the training systems and rootstocks not fit the characteristics of land with granitic soils with dominant exposure a South / West contributed to the Quinta Da Cheira had to door planting suitable terrain characteristics grafts , opt for new vine training systems , improving the level and quality of grapes.

The maintenance of annual had been analyzes is performed, thereby avoiding the application of too much or waste products. The harvest is now performed according to the results of the weekly gathering grapes for verification of degree, acidity and pH.

The fact of the Monção Region is in a prime location with a soil and a special microclimate favorable to the cultivation of the vine, is the main reason that led to the production of nectar as "Alvarinho" that is imposed on the range of wines domestic and foreign Only in Monsoon and Melgaço, the "Alvarinho" wine presents conditions of marked distinction. Here he manifests qualities that distinguish perfectly and easily, all other ( white and red ) of the Vinho Verde Region. Natural reasons microclimate and soil made this region the cradle of Alvarinho.

White variety of high quality, is the most noble grape varieties of the demarcated Vinho Verde Region, is recommended in the Monção Region and Melgaço caste as its own for the production of wine with designation of origin Alvarinho.

The Alvarinho is white, small bunch, kid, low berry yield, which does not have as much juice as other becoming this, the secret of their concentration, density and its high price in the final product. Each producer also gives your wine a personal nature that contributes to greater diversity in the universe of Alvarinhos wines. The Alvarinho wine is like a white wine, fresh taste of lemon color and delicate aroma, has a refined character, which makes it one of the best wines in the world.



Cellar

Quinta Da Cheira in seeking to improve the quality of their wines over time led to his winery has undergone an evolution in the early nineties had a hand press and wooden barrels where fermentation was difficult to control using stainless showers.

At present the winery is equipped with control vinification and bottling, while maintaining the quality of the grapes. Despite the size of this family wine farm, it is important to cite their development uses traditional methods and modern equipment.

The cellar is divided into three parts:

  • Receiving the grapes stemming, pressing and vinification in stainless. of the bottles
  • Stage of the bottles, labeling and packaging
  • Warehouse

Life is too short,

to drink bad wine quality.

Hubrecht Dujker

The rewards commitment,

with Noble company

CONTACTS

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Address

Quinta da Cheira
Rua da Regada nº215
4950-295 Mazedo, Monção


Coordinates

LAT. 42.04674716
LON. -8.48582804
ALT. 75m


Contacts

Tel. +351 919 130 259





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