The Grape Varieties
The continuous sheet of vineyards hosts 19 red and white, national (the regional taking priority) and international grape varieties that blend in a singular and harmonious way to generate wines which are a faithful expression of their terroir.
The delicate way of working these varieties, through varied and innovative blends that respect the identity and authenticity of each one has been the big differentiating factor of the Quinta do Pinto project.
The diversity of the soils, and including from plot to plot – a strong asset of the property - allowed for the judicious and progressive selection of the 19 types of grapes planted in 53 acres.Namely:
- National Grape Varieties: Arinto, Fernão Pires, Antão Vaz, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Miúda and Castelão, Aragonez, Tinta Barroca and Alfrocheiro
- International Grape Varieties: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris
In 2014, 10 more acres of vineyards are planted, reinforcing the contribution of the national varieties.