The Vidigueira region has a microclimate that strongly impacts the terroir which defines Herdade Grande. Vidigueira is the name of the local administrative area, whose centre is just 5 Km from the estate and is one of eight DOC sub-regions of the Alentejo. Consequently, Vidigueira is a synonym of uniqueness.
Thanks to the natural barrier of the northern Mendro mountain range, the local Mediterranean climate is distinguished by the elevated temperature ranges with considerably cold nights, considering the typical Alentejo climate.
The combination of the fresh climate with the prevalence of schist soils provides unique conditions for the production of wines filled with character and elegance, characterised by the freshness and minerality which are part of the Vidigueira reputation, especially regarding the white wines.
Human intervention complements the specificity of the terroir of Herdade Grande, namely through the commitment on different grape stocks of national and international varieties, the different exposure to sunlight and the best practices of sustainability-focused viticulture.
- Vidgueira, Lower Alentejo
- 208 m
- Mediterranean climate
- Markedly schist poor soils
- Red Varieties
- Aragonez, Alicante Boushet, Trincadeira, Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Grossa, Tinta Caiada and Cabernet Sauvignon.
- White Varieties
- Antão Vaz, Alvarinho, Arinto, Chardonnay, Perrum, Rabigato, Roupeiro, Rabo de Ovelha, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion, Viosinho and Viognier.