From the passion for the Alentejo and the love for Portugal, Casa Relvas is launching a wine that honors the oldest and most resistant castes of its terroir.
‘Pé de Mãe’ is the name given to vines selected for vegetative reproduction, “not only for the quality of its fruit but also for its easy adaptation to a certain terroir, and for the resistance to wood diseases “, says the company in a note.
“Although the year 2016 has been very hot, this wine maintains a great freshness because the traditional grape varieties are easy to adapt to the climate of the Alentejo resisting to the heat, and for that reason it is noticed that they are there”, explains Alexandre Relvas Jr .
This is a wine composed mostly of the ‘Trincadeira’ grape variety, from dry land vineyards. For this exclusive production were chosen grapes of the plants that had better vegetative expression and more homogenous maturation.
Fermented with indigenous yeasts in the winery, this wine had a long but very soft maceration and, after vertical pressing, it staged 18 months in barrels, resulting in a limited edition of four thousand numbered bottles.
The presentation of the “Pé de Mãe” was the first launch with the new brand Casa Relvas, designation with which the old Casa Agricola Alexandre Relvas started to operate in 2018, both nationally and in the 30 countries to where it currently exports.
Casa Relvas, the agricultural project until 2017 known and recognized as Casa Agricola Alexandre Relvas, saw its beginning in 1997, two years after Alexandre Relvas acquired the Herdade de São Miguel, next to São Miguel de Machede, in Redondo, Alentejo .
But the tradition of the Relvas family in the agricultural world dates back to five generations. “And it is this tradition, and the continuity of the acknowledged work developed by Alexandre Relvas in the food industry, for more than 30 years, which translate the ‘we can do it’ attitude that is so deep-rooted in this young and dynamic team”, emphasizes the company in the same note.
Commitment to quality is a priority, and this is ensured by the integrated production process, which is based on rational management of exploitation and natural resources, ensures sustainable agriculture and contributes to the fulfillment of criteria that allow working with the most demanding international markets, and thus continue to play an important role in the promotion of Portuguese wines – the Alentejo – and its brands.