EXCEPTIONAL PORTUGUESE WINE
Casa de Sabicos is known for aging most of its Portuguese wines in French or Portuguese oak barrels for 6 to 18 months, followed by additional aging in bottles for different periods depending on the wine. This process occurs in a temperature-controlled chamber, ensuring stable conditions for proper aging.
The grape varieties used in Casa de Sabicos wines mix traditional and international varieties more commonly used in Alentejo wines. The primary red grape varieties include Trincadeira, Aragonez, Alfrocheiro, Castelão, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah, and Touriga Nacional, while the white types include Arinto, Antão Vaz, and Fernão Pires.
Some so-called “international varieties” can also be found in the most recent vineyards, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah (red grapes), and Chardonnay (white grapes).
A few Casa de Sabicos wines are produced only in years of absolutely exceptional maturation in minimal quantities. One such wine is “Avó Sabica”.
Joaquim Madeira, Avó Sabica’s great-grandson, was the oenologist and winemaker of Casa de Sabicos and was also responsible for the vineyard's implementation. His extensive experience in viticulture and winemaking is still reflected in the unique and outstanding characteristics of the Casa de Sabicos wines.
Strict control levels are maintained throughout the winemaking process, and the wisdom accumulated over the years contributes to the production of unique and high-quality Alentejo wines, making Casa de Sabicos a brand that represents the exceptional wines of Portugal.