Quinta da Lagoalva

From 1846 this estate passed through many of the descendants of the House of Palmela, but it is now owned by Sociedade Agrícola de Quinta da Lagoalva de Cima. The large, 5000-hectare estate can be found 100km north-east of Lisbon, in the Tejo region, and stretches along the south bank of the river Tagus.

Just 45 of the 5000 hectares are dedicated to vineyards (the estate is also known for its olive trees, stud farm, and forest of cork oak and pine trees) and these are planted on sandy soils. The grape varieties are a combination of the best both from Portugal and internationally: for whites, these are sauvignon blanc, alvarinho, arinto, fernão pires, verdelho and chardonnay, and the red grapes planted include touriga nacional, alfrocheiro, tinta-roriz, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, tannat and castelão.

Both vineyards and cellar are inspired by modern, new world technologies and practices, with winemaking overseen by the young Diogo Campilho. The wines are fermented in stainless-steel tanks, and the red wines spend time in carefully chosen mixtures of French and American oak.

Members' Comments (7)

"You carried a Lagoalva red wine recently that was fantastic value for money. Any chance of re-stocking?"

Mr John G Fletcher (26-Aug-2016)

"Thank you for your comment, our buyer Jo Locke has recently tasted the 2015 Lagoalva red and hopes to bring it back in early 2017."

Mr Thomas Buzzard - Society Wine Advisor (30-Aug-2016)

"Repeat of Mr Fletcher's 2016 comment. The Castelão & Touriga Nacional from 2016 was super."

Mr David Wilkinson (09-Oct-2019)

"What happened to the Lagoalva Tejo 2017?"

Mr John Robert Smith (29-Oct-2019)

"I really hope that you stock more of this excellent and affordable wine - it had become our fave house red, then when I went to order more - all gone... damn!"

Mr Roger De Wolf (11-Nov-2019)

"bring this wine back please!! Quinta Lagoalva Castelão Touriga Nacional Red

thank you"

Ms Laia Gonzalez (14-Apr-2020)

"Have not seen Lagoalva listed (Oct/Dec 2020) or "on-line. Most reliable wine displaying, in full, all of the characteristics promised; Distribution difficulties due to Covid restrictions perhaps or pre, now post, Brexit trading terms. Should now be OK under Trade Protocol. Regards"

Mr John W Davis (01-Jan-2021)

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