PLANTATIONS

The Essence Of Alentejo Lies In Its Olive Groves And VineYards

Olive groves have a millenary tradition and history throughout Asia and the Mediterranean. The olive oils are well known worldwide due to health and nutritional properties.

THE
OLIVE GROVES

The estate includes 230Ha. Of productive Olive grove plantations.

We grow three different cross breed high yield varieties (Arbequina – 87,5 ha. Arbosana – 112,5 ha. Lecciana – 10 ha. ) with an efficient automated hedge technique, AND 20HA of Galega variety in a more ecological and extensive plantation. This is around 390.000 olive trees with an average production of around 320 tonnes of Extra Virgin olive oil every year. A typical 1ha. Grid can house between 1500-200 trees. The plantation has a yearly schedule of ongoing phytosanitary treatments, pulverization, pruning, weeding, watering and general maintenance. The terroir is mostly calcareous and clay silt and rock and needs 2500m3 of irrigation per ha. And year. Olive collection normally takes place in November and is determined by a fat to dry matter ratio. Collection for hedge technique groves is mechanical. Olive groves have a millenary tradition and history throughout Asia and the Mediterranean and extra virgin olive oils´ health and nutritional properties are well known worldwide. 

This is around 390.000 olive trees with an average production of around 320 tonnes of Extra Virgin olive oil every year.

The plantation has a yearly schedule of ongoing phytosanitary treatments, pulverization, pruning, weeding, watering and general maintenance.

The terroir is mostly calcareous and clay silt and rock and needs 2500m3 of irrigation per ha. and year.

THE VINEYARDS

The estate includes 16ha. Of productive vineyards.

The orientation is North by South to optimise the maximum hours of sunshine. Irrigation and nutrients are provided by a drip technique by a series of pumps, deposits and sectors. We grow three grape varieties that are well valued in the Alentejo denomination namely Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional and Aragonez. The terroir is a mixture of sand, silt and clay sediments. Ongoing processes year round are pruning, weeding, atomizing, grooming and pest control. Grape collection is indicated by quality and ripeness with a Refractometer. This normally happens in September and collection is mechanical.