Domaine:  Herdade do Portocarro

Grower: José da Mota Capitão

Region: Península de Setúbal

Location: São Romão do Sado (100 km a Sul de Lisboa)

Grape varieties: 80% Arinto and 20% Galego Dourado

Soil: Light clay with high level of calcium and silica.

Special features: Single vineyard surrounded by trees. Plantation North – South on a hilltop facing South, 60 m above the Sado river valley. Days are hot, nights are cool. The soil’s Ph is around 7.5.

Cultivation: Integrated. Certified by SATIVA.

Production: Vinification and maturation in stainless steel deposits. Cork closure

Technical features: Alcohol – 12,5 % | Total acidity – 6,5 g/L | Residual sugar – 3,6 | Ph – 3,26

Food pairing: Summer salads. Fresh fish. Ideal serving temperature: 8º

Tasting notes: Intense nose with citric notes as well as a stone-like scent conveying a mineral touch. A strong, non-agressive acidity in the mouth, with a solid minerality and, once again, highly pleasant citric notes.


Herdade do Portocarro’s philosophy is to craft wines of indisputable quality. Since 2003, we have been producing wines that are ranked among the finest in the country. Our 18ha vineyard benefits from a unique climate, as it is affected by the Atlantic breezes and the heat from the Alentejo plains. Its owner and winemaker, José da Mota Capitão, inspired by the principles of biodynamic viticulture, is recovering extinct indigenous grapes as well as experimenting with the classic Portuguese varieties, producing innovative wines of outstanding character, balance and grace. Nominated in 2015 and awarded in 2016 “Portuguese Wine Producer of the Year” by the highly respected Portuguese wine magazine “Wine – Essencia do Vinho”, José Mota Capitão is rated among the top Portuguese wine poducers.