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Casal Branco Almeirim, Portugal www.casalbranco.com

Casal Branco Almeirim Portugal

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Quinta do Casal Branco
Almeirim
Santarém
2080-362 BENFICA DO RIBATEJO
T.: 243 592 412
F.: 243 593 078

 

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The Region
With unique climatic and geographic conditions Ribatejo has been since ever a region known by its extraordinary and old traditions in the good wines production, recognized by its qualities.

The Estate
Established in 1775 Casal Branco is an Estate owned since then by the Braamcamp Sobral Lobo de Vasconcellos family. Located 70 km north from Lisbon, it has 1.100 ha and is one of the most important estates in the Ribatejo region. In its activity we stand out agriculture, forest, wine production and Lusitano horses breeding. Regarding the winemaking Casal Branco has been always on the front of pioneering techniques being one good example the installation in 1817 of its first steam winery, the first as well in the Ribatejo region. The result of this special attention has been the national and international recognition of the wines produced at Casal Branco with prizes obtained in the most prestigious competitions worldwide such as Challenge International du Vin, International Wine Challenge, Vinallies Internationales, among others.

The Vineyards
The vineyards, with 140 ha, have got an average of 30 years old and are planted in exceptional sandy soils. They are consisted mainly by typical grape varieties perfectly adapted to the ‘terroir’ such as the white Fernão Pires and the reds Castelão, Trincadeira, Touriga Nacional and Alicante Bouschet. The imported varieties like Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot were recently introduced with the purpose of fulfilling the needs and expectations of modern consumers.