Casa de Sabicos is located in Aldeias de Montoito, parish of Montoito – holder of the charter of King Manuel I since October 25, 1517.
It is part of Reguengos de Monsaraz sub-region of the Alentejo Wine Denomination of Origin, although it belongs administratively to the Region of Redondo.
The introduction of the vine and wine in the Alentejo is lost in time. Tardesians, Phoenicians, and Romans are some of the peoples to whom several historians attribute this responsibility. For others, the background of "Vitis Rupestris" has always existed.
During the Roman period, viticulture in the Alentejo begins to have consistent bibliographical references, standing out Plato and Columela. Throughout the ages, viticulture is always referred to as an agricultural activity in the Alentejo.
LOCATED IN MONTOITO
ALENTEJO WINE TRADITION
Casa de Sabicos Wines has a long-standing family tradition of wine-making that dates back to the second half of the 19th century.
The family's passion for grape and wine production started with Grandma Sabica, who took charge of the agricultural family activities after her husband passed away when the youngest of her eight children was only two years old.
Grandma Sabica's decision to introduce grape and wine production as a regular agricultural activity inspired her children and subsequent generations.
It became a landmark moment for the family, instilling a taste for quality grape and wine production that has been passed down for five generations.
Today, Casa de Sabicos Wines continues the family tradition of producing high-quality Portuguese wines, particularly Alentejo wine.
Two of Grandma Sabica's great-grandchildren have taken on the soul and spirit of her wine-making philosophy. They have planted new vineyards and built a modern winery with advanced technology.
Through their dedication and respect for tradition, Casa de Sabicos Wines has become a recognized brand among the exceptional wines of Portugal.
Casa de Sabicos Wines sources grapes from several vineyards in the Alentejo region of Portugal. This allows them to take advantage of the diverse microclimates of each “Quinta's” location.
The vineyards feature red chalky and granitic soils, traditional grape varieties, and pruning techniques, all of which contribute to this exceptional Alentejo wine.
Casa de Sabicos strictly follows Integrated Protection techniques in all vineyards, contributing to sustainable and environmentally responsible agriculture practices. The Mediterranean climate of the Alentejo region is characterized by rainy winters with an average of 490 mm of rain and maximum temperatures of 34ºC.
Our watering systems are imperative to compensate for the lack of rain during maturation, which is crucial for the grapes' quality. Furthermore, the low rainfall during harvesting ensures that the grapes enter the winery in optimal sanitary conditions.
By employing sustainable agriculture practices and leveraging the unique terroir of the Alentejo region, Casa de Sabicos Wines produces exceptional wines of Portugal that are recognized for their quality and taste.
At Casa de Sabicos Wines, the production of exceptional Alentejo wines of Portugal begins with carefully selecting and handling the grapes. After selection, the grapes are driven to the winery, where they undergo controlled-temperature fermentation in conical vats. This fermentation process preserves the unique characteristics of each grape variety.
A maceration period may also precede the fermentation, depending on the desired wine.
To ensure the correct evolution of the wine, weekly sensory analysis and monthly laboratory analysis are conducted to monitor the fermentation progress.
Many red wines are aged in oak barrels, either French or Portuguese, to add depth and complexity to the wine.
After the oak aging period, the wines are bottled and begin an additional aging period in a temperature-controlled chamber until ready for the market.
Casa de Sabicos Wines takes pride in its commitment to quality, employing traditional grape varieties and fermentation techniques while utilizing modern technology to produce exceptional Alentejo wines of Portugal.
By carrying out sensory and laboratory analyses and aging its wines in oak barrels, Casa de Sabicos Wines produces wines that are well-balanced, flavorful, and recognized for their exceptional quality.