The intense aroma is of white fruit and in the mouth
the flavour is elegant, balanced and long-lasting. We
recommend that it is drunk at 12ºC with soft cheese
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Wine maker notes
After various experiments in our cellars, our
winemakers have released this late harvest wine.
We have chosen not to cold-stabilise the wine, so
with time, a natural sediment may form in the
bottle. The wine is made from grapes, hand picked,
with a high sugar concentration which developed as
the grapes dried. After settling the must is fermented
at 16ºC in stainless steel tanks during six weeks.
Quinta da Lagoalva de Cima’s estate spreads along the south bank of the Tagus river, about 2 km from the village of Alpiarca and 11 km from Santarem.
In 1834, Quinta da Lagoalva is bought by Henrique Teixeira de Sampayo, the First Count of Povoa. In 1841-42 the whole of his assets are passed on to his daughter D. Maria Luisa Noronha de Sampaio, who, in 1846, marries D. Domingos Antonio Maria Pedro de Souza e Holstein, the Second Duke of Palmela. From that moment, on these assents were incorporated in the House of Palmela.
Through generations Quinta da Lagoalva de Cima has been kept in the possession of the descendents of the Second Duke of Palmela, belonging nowadays to Soc. Agricola Quinta da Lagoalva de Cima S.A.