Quinta da Conceicao da Lapa was acquired in 1706 by D. Lourenco de Almeida from Captain Bartolomeu Lobo da Gama, for the sum of 11.500 silver crusades. A unique location where the best land was chosen among the fertile hills to the East of Montejunto mountain, a territory that is now part of the Tejo Wine Region.
D. Lourenco, son of the Count of Avintes was the great reformer & developer of Quinta da Lapa. He chose the highest ground of his vast estate to build a manor house with its chapel, farm buildings & an important wine cellar in order to produce the best wines from the surrounding vineyards. This reform dates from 1733 & almost three centuries later the estate underwent yet another much needed improvement. This included building a new winery & replanting the vineyards both with traditional local varietals & a selection of international grapes that best thrive in their terroir.
The outcome of all their hard work shows as their wines have consistently earned important medals & awards at both international & domestic wine competitions.
Fermentation is in stainless steel vats with temperature control.
Alvarinho is a grape that expresses itself in diverse ways in different parts of the county. This Alvarinho is special, reflecting the Tejo terroir in perfection. This wine has all the expected characteristics of Alvarinho with extra layers of flinty minerality, jasmine & ripe pineapple aromas. Fresh & fruity on the palate with hints of green citrus & tropical fruit. The minerality & slow release of perfumed fruits stays on the palate with a beautiful, stony texture.
This is great with grilled sardines or other oily fish cooked on the BBQ. Pairs well with shellfish, squid, risottos and even paella.