Vineyards

The vineyards draw the landscape of Travassô, natural context and terroir with a privileged exposure on the River Águeda.
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Vineyards

Casa D’Almear is integrated in the so-called Beira Atlântico portuguese region, and its wine cellar is located in Almear village.

 

Bairrada is a registered designation of origin located in the Region Beira Atlântico, making these areas part of the more extensive wine region known as Geographical Indication Beiras.


The Casa D'Almear vineyards develop their particular context of production under their own original nickname, being designated by Vineyard of the Tavares, the Small Vineyard, the Vineyard of the Afeital, the Vineyard of the Encosta dos Bicos, and the New Vineyard.

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Soils
Soils

Clay-Limestone soils, with high potassium levels and average values of pH 5.8.

Average Annual Exposure
Average Annual Exposure

Privileged sun exposure, with average temperatures between 6°C and 30°C.

Average Relative Humidity
Average Relative Humidity

The rainfall is between 900 mm and 1100 mm. The Annual Average Relative Humidity is close to 80%.

Fauna and Flora
Fauna and Flora

Several species with legal protection status, Anas Platyrhynchos (duck), Circus Aeruginosus (eagle-sapeira), Milvus Migrans (black kite), Marsilea Quadrifolia (four leaf clover), Populus Nigra (black poplar), Salix Alba (white willow), among others.

Varieties
Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Chardonnay, Syrah, Riesling, Merlot, others.

Terroir
Terroir

The nature of the soil, the sun exposure, and the proximity to the Águeda River and Cértima River, allow the quality of the terroir, which enhances the natural characteristics of our grape varieties.

The region of geographical influence of Beira Atlântico is characterised by a slow mineralisation of the soil, a mild climate and a serene and controlled vegetative development, without creating pressure on the water supply.

The proximity to Vouga Valley, and the fact of the region confining as the Rio Águeda and the Rio Cértima make it possible to have a balanced evapotranspiration of the plants. At the same time, the variation in altitude marked at a quota of about 70 metres compared to the level of the river, promotes extraordinary solar exposure as a great benefit to the vine.

 

These very particular characteristics of the natural surroundings allow vegetation development to never compromise, increasing the photosynthetic process and the production of natural sugars for grapes.

 

The influence of the Casa D'Almear terroir is expressed from the floral division of the vineyard, as the cold hours impact the number of flowers and consequently the number of bunches, allowing, however, grapes of Superior Quality.

 

The clay-limestone soils, with high potassium levels and average values of pH 5.8, confer to the vineyard great robustness to diseases and pests. Also, they allow to maintain the water of the soil always to the field capacity due to its clay-humid structure.

 

The Beira Atlântico Region is influenced by a Mediterranean-Atlantic climate, with average temperatures between 6°C and 30°C and a rainfall between 900 mm and 1100 mm.

 

This thermal gradient gives rise to stuctured and aromatic wines, without the need for intensive phytosanitary treatments, a factor compatible with the adopted sustainability model.

 

The herbicides used are exempt from toxicological classification, since the field fundamentals follow the guidance of the Integrated Production Methods.

 

The unique terroir of this region enhances the natural specificity such as Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Chardonnay, Syrah, Riesling and Merlot varieties, giving the character and originality that define the Casa D'Almear Wines and Sparkling Wines.

 

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obs. Notes in ‘Classic Vineyards’ and ‘Natural Landscape’ by explanation of Eng. Dina Camarinha.

History 10
History Casa D'Almear defines its own style of wine production with respect for traditional savoir-faire and Nature.
Filosofy 13
Philosophy Our Philosophy defines the matrix of Values and our Commitment as wine producers.
Savoir Faire 2
Savoir-Faire The beauty of the traditional vinicultural art inspires our style of wine making.