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The wines take their name from the Carthusian monks, who since 1598 have lived a life of solitude and prayer in the Monastery of Santa Maria Scala Coeli. The reds are a blend of the Alentejo’s most traditional grape varieties: Trincadeira, Aragonez, Alfrocheiro, Periquita, Moreto and Tinta Caiada.
Aged in oak, the wines are elegant, with good structure, which combine the aromas of the grape varieties used and give a persistent and complex flavour.
Cartuxa red is a blend of Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira and Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation vineyards. When the grapes are judged to be perfectly matured, they are carefully picked and brought into the winery for de-stalking, gentle crushing and fermentation in temperature controlled steel vats. There follows an extended maceration period followed by maturation in vats and barrels for 12 months. The wine is aged in bottle for 12 months prior to release.
Style of Wine:
Red Wine: Rich and Intense
Portuguese Blend: Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira and Cabernet Sauvignon
93 Pts Wine Enthusiast - 90 Pts Decanter World Wine Awards
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