Quinta da Lapa
To enter Quinta da Lapa is to enter a different concept of time: one that is individual, private and unforgettable.
The estate has existed for over 300 years. Its history, rather than weighing upon it, still lives within the house and fields, and can be felt stirring within a glass of wine, an evening walk, a reception or a simple moment of sharing. Here, everything can be told without words.
Quinta da Lapa is part of the Tagus (Tejo) wine cultivation region, where wine, culture and history run together since the times of the roman province of Lusitania.
The great and capricious Tagus takes up, in this region, a particular historical splendour, in being both the link with Lisbon and historically the route of trade and communications with all of Europe.
The Templars’ castles and the great cultivated plains testify to this fact.
The river’s floods and currents caused the surrounding soils of clay and limestone to collect rare elements such as seashells and rounded pebbles.
This aspect, almost by itself, determines the Quinta da Lapa characteristic signature, to which one must add the alternating sizzling heat and daybreak coolness of summer mornings, during which the grapes gain the robustness needed for their harvest.
The profile of Quinta da Lapa wines possesses therefore a deep, mineral tempo, managing to combine excellent phenolic ripeness with great freshness, an effect usually only achievable at high-altitude wineries.
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