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Quinta do Romeu Jerusalém do Romeu, Portugal www.romeu.pt

Quinta do Romeu Jerusalém do Romeu Portugal

Owners
Soc. Clemente Menéres, Lda.

Wine Makers
Rui Cunha

Area
25 ha

Varietals grown
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Sousão, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão, Vinhas Velhas. Gouveio, Arinto, Viosinho.

Contacts

Jerusalém do Romeu
Bragança
5370-620 Jerusalém do Romeu
T.: +351 222 001 265
F.: +351 222 089 276

 

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Some of the world’s finest wines are those produced by a single family, on a specific estate, by succeeding generations. If this weren’t the case, they would soon have ceased existing. The fact that they bear a family name is certainly a relevant factor, demanding the best of each generation, a calling to love and dedication.

The Menéres family has been producing Port and DOC  Douro wines, hailing from 25 hectares (60 acres) of shale soil land on its estate, since 1874.

Located in Mirandela, Quinta do Romeu is an exceptional “island”, lying outside the Douro Demarcated Region’s main nucleus yet considered as fulfilling all the requisite conditions for the production of Port Wine.

Its average altitude of 320 metres above sea level and the coolness of its nights during the grapes’ maturation period confer the estate’s wines a freshness and elegance which the Douro’s lower areas often have difficulties to present. They maintain, nonetheless, the intense character of Douro wines, developed in harsh soils and climates.

Viticulture on Quinta do Romeu has been organic since 1997. In fact, the entire estate is currently certified organic, meaning that its agricultural practices are chemical-free.  The reason is a belief that this approach brings out the best tastes and aromas in the produce and that both people and the environment are left better off.

All grapes varieties are Portuguese and traditional within the Douro Region. The predominant cultivar amongst the red grape varieties is Touriga Nacional (which on Romeu’s terroir begets intense floral aromas) mixed with other local varieties (Touriga Franca, Sousão, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela and Tinta Barroca).
 
Whites are also produced with varieties planted on fresher soils (Gouveio, Viozinho and Arinto mixed with a field blend of several ancient varieties).

Quinta do Romeu marks a departure from the monotony of the varieties most commonly used worldwide, using its own, local and organically grown varieties. 

The vineyards, olive groves and cork oaks pan out across the estate, which is crossed by two streams, forming a natural patchwork that favours both the ecosystem and those fortunate enough to experience the landscape.