Wines of pure sense of terroir that have a unique expression from the micro-terroir in our vineyard. These are wines that result from an incessant search for spontaneous micro-terroir that, if not sought after, would never express themselves. They are discoveries and artistic expressions of the art of viticulture and oenology in combination with the terroir. This is a range of unique and exclusive wines.
The Ravasqueira range of wines respects the traditional winemaking techniques while being dynamic, imaginative, and disruptive. Tribute wines to José Manuel de Mello with a modern profile that reflect all of the passion for the Ravasqueira terroir, as well as for this ever so special region, the Alentejo.
The true expression of the terroir that showcases the great passion everyone involved puts into winemaking, as well their meticulous attention to detail.
The Vinha das Romãs is the result of story that began in 2002, when, where once stood an orchard of pomegranates, a vineyard was planted. Over the years, the vineyard established itself and the resulting wines denoted a very particular structure. It was only when the soil was studied in detail that it was discovered the reason behind such personality and texture. The roots of the new Vinha das Romãs were intertwined with the roots of the pomegranates that were left buried, enriching the soil. What remained of those pomegranate roots, made this vineyard very special because of the impact they had on the soil. It is in this way that this Single Vineyard stands out with a very particular profile, having adopted the name of the vineyard from which it comes.
These are classic and timeless wines, produced only from selected areas of the vineyard. Authentic and international in profile, they reflect the special character of the grape varieties in the Ravasqueira terroir, harmoniously together and with an extended aging in oak barrels.
They are also the result of a spirit of discovery and sharing of unique values, year upon year.
These wines express the unique characteristics of each grape variety planted at Ravasqueira. They combine the new world winemaking with the elegance of the old world’s traditional wines, highlighting the concentration and freshness that characterize the Ravasqueira terroir, thus enabling a great potential for aging in bottle.
They result from a limited selection of the best plants on each block, that usually produce the best berries and in smaller clusters, demonstrating an ideal balance of the vineyard for the production of high-quality wines.
This range is intended for all customers looking for a great combination of flavours and aromas, on a daily basis.
With a modern and elegant profile, these wines show the whole character of the Alentejo and of their castes, in combination with a stage in wood.
Compared to the Monte da Ravasqueira Classic wines, these are more structured, more complex, and more gastronomic.
These wines are a clear reflection of a special selection that is made every year from small batches of each variety, so as to create one single lot that can have the ideal balance of fruit, concentration, and acidity.
With a partial aging period in oak barrels, these wines are the preferred choice to have at table, accompanying entrées, as well as simple or more complex dishes.
These wines prove to be truly classic and, at the same time, modern, attractive, and with a consistent quality record for everyday moments. It is a range of wines without oak barrel aging, for all tastes and occasions, and to be enjoyed with friends or family, or just at the end of a busy day. These are wines that stimulate a good tasting experience.
At Ravasqueira, there is a concern and a thirst for the challenge of producing innovative, differentiated, and disruptive wines. In this range, three very special wines are included, either by their method of production or by their method of vinification or viticulture. Three wines that aim to, above all, surprise consumers and cause strong emotions that make your tasting experience a memorable moment.
These wines come as part of a growth strategy for Ravasqueira. They are wines that seek to meet the needs and desires of consumers that our clientele serve. These are exclusive brands, thought out and designed exclusively for the customer and the experience of consuming wines of superior quality.
45 hectares that we began to work on in an innovative way in 2012 thanks to precision viticulture. This new concept of terroir means that all Monte da Ravasqueira wines are subject to a careful selection that allows us to produce wines of a superior quality while presenting specific characteristics per range.
“Monte da Ravasqueira is the sum of all its diversity. Knowing how to expose diversity when it is beneficial or simply integrating it when appropriate is our biggest challenge. Our will is to show that with knowledge, dedication, innovation and persistence we have our best reflection in the eyes of those who drink a bottle of our production”
“Ravasqueira offers the most diverse tools and challenges to a winemaker. Unique vineyards that, as a team, we continuously work to enhance and ensure that great Alentejo wines come from here, among the best in Portugal and in the world. This is our daily goal.”