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Location

Within the DOC Portalegre Region

Planted area

6.2 Hectares

Altitude

400 + metres

Orientation

North facing

Slope

5-15%

Layout

5 main blocks with north-south row orientation where possible

Varieties
  • Trincadeira (1103P) 5390 plants 1.25 hectares
  • Aragonez ( R110) 6733 plants 1.56 hectares
  • Syrah (R110) 5485 plants 1.27 hectares
  • Touriga Nacional (R110) 4965 plants 1.15 hectares
  • Alicante Bouschet (R110) 4303 plants 0.99 hectares
Total number of vines

26,876

Anticipated Yield

6,000 – 8,000 kgs per hectare

Row Spacing

2.1 Metres

Vine Spacing

1.1 Metres

Trellis

Mainly unilateral cordon system, some bilateral. Single pair of lifting wires. 1.8 metre posts with double post and crossbar end assemblies.

Cordon Height

800mm

Irrigation

Automatic, with drip emitters every 1.1 metres providing 2.2 litres/hour when operating. Capable of metered fertigation through emitters

Climate

Cool wet winters and warm to hot dry summers.

Rainfall

c. 600-800 mm per year.
Annual average maximum temperature 20.5 – 21° C.
Prevailing wind, strongest in the winter months, N-NW.