Vineyards

The 38 hectares of vines are made up of several vineyards in different areas of the estate. The earliest planting took place on the flat, low-lying ground near the winery (adega), which is particularly suited to the Alicante Bouschet grape.
This grape variety, never much prized in its native France, thrives on the terroir of Herdade do Mouchão (230 metres above sea level). Since its introduction, in the late 19th century, it has adapted well to the clay soil, the intense summer heat and the erratic winter rainfall, withstanding the occasional frost.
Other vineyards, on higher and well-drained ground, are planted with red varieties such as Trincadeira, Aragonês, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Syrah. Here there are also a limited number of white varieties, mainly Antão Vaz, Arinto and Perrum.