IN EVERY PART,
THROUGHOUT THE REGION,
A UNIQUE PRODUCTION.
Welcome to the Setúbal Península Region. With a total area of 9.500ha of vineyards, our viticulture is the sum of many parcels distributed through 13 municipalities that make up the Setúbal District, with the highest incidence in Palmela, Montijo, Setúbal, Grândola and Alcácer do Sal.
A REGION WHERE MAKING WINE
IS A TRADITION. AND TASTING IT
GIVES YOU A GREAT PLEASURE.
The wine history of the Setúbal Peninsula region gets lost in time. Here were planted the first vineyards of the Iberian Peninsula in about 2,000 BC, beginning a tradition that was renewed in 1907, with the demarcation of the Moscatel de Setúbal Region, and surviving until today, being the second oldest demarcated region of Portugal.
From here come some of the best portuguese wines, whose quality is based on a rich biodiversity. No other region of Portugal has so many geographical differences, with the existence of plains, hills and slopes, besides the Sado and Tejo Rivers and the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.
Extensive in territory and with Mediterranean climate – hot and dry weather in the summer and relatively cold and rainy in the winter, the Setúbal Península is a region that allows to obtain charismatic wines, with strong personality and unique character traits, with a singular relation between quality and price.
The presence of vineyards on flat land composed by sand soils perfectly adapted to the production of high quality grapes, as well as a more pronounced relief, with vines planted in clay-limestone soil, protected from the Atlantic Ocean by the Arrábida Mountain, results in a production of nationally and internationally recognized wines.
Probably you have already drunk a wine from the Setúbal Peninsula Region, just did not know its origin. It is time to find that pleasure again.
WINES AND PROTECTED GEOGRAPHIC AREAS
KNOW THE DIFFERENCES
THAT MAKE OUR WINE UNIQUE.
The designations of Denomination of Origin (D.O.) and Geographical Indication (G.I.) indicate the wines according to their origin, characteristics and varietals. It is this certification that guarantees the quality of the wines that you will consume. From planting to bottling, wines from the Setúbal Peninsula are evaluated and controlled by the CVRPS, arriving at your table with 3 possible classifications: Palmela D.O.</ strong>, Setúbal D.O.</ strong> and Setúbal Península G.I.</ strong> (Regional Wine).
A STRONG, SINGULAR, CHARISMATIC PERSONALITY.
Covering the councils of Setúbal, Palmela, Montijo and, also, the parish of Castelo, in the county of Sesimbra, the Palmela D.O. covers the same area as Setúbal D.O., but excludes the production of Moscatel de Setúbal.
Here, in both red and white, there is a predominant use of certain varietals that allow to produce charismatic wines with strong personalities.
Palmela D.O. red wines must contain the Castelão varietal, traditionally known as Periquita, in at least 67% of its production. They are mainly quiet wines, meaning, they are not carbonated. They are characteristically quite aromatic, with great aging capacity and structured. The young and old are distinguished by the profile and aromas. While the young are characterized by aromas such as cherry, gooseberry and raspberry, the older ones include other drier aromas, such as the acorn and pinion.
Among the varietals suitable for the production of Palmela D.O. white wines, Fernão Pires, Moscatel de Setúbal and Arinto predominate. While the first two transmit their remarkable floral and tropical fruit aroma, the Arinto grape varietal guarantees a solid and prolonged freshness, giving rise to tranquil wines with good structure and floral and fruity aroma that make them suggestive and very attractive.
Rosé wines, liqueur wines and sparkling wines are also cretified with the title of Palmela D.O.
THE REGION OF THE MOSCATEL DE SETÚBAL.
This designation covers the same region of wines produced with Palmela D.O., however differs in relation to the type of wine produced, which is liqueur. It is the second oldest demarcated region in Portugal, having been delimited in 1907.
In Setúbal D.O., exclusively generous wines – liqueurs with a strong personality – known as the Moscatel de Setúbal and Moscatel Roxo de Setúbal, since they must be composed with at least 85% of Moscatel de Setúbal or Moscatel Roxo. It is the region that produces this type of wine, whose delicacy, fragrance, longevity, elegance and modernity make it unique and special.
This generous white wine is characterized by its special qualities of peculiar and unmistakable aroma and flavor; characteristics that result from soil and climate conditions and, above all, the Moscatel de Setúbal varietal, considered the most aromatic in the world. They are also unique by the unprecedented presence of acidity, which makes them surprising.
Golden in color, ranging from clear topaz to amber, exotic floral scent, hints of orange blossom and linden, and sometimes roses. New wines have touches of honey, citrus, lichens, pears and dates, while the older ones provide more complex and subtle aromas with notes of nuts such as hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts.
Referred by Ferreira da Lapa as the “Fifth Essence of Moscats,” this generous wine has a drier and more complex aroma than the Moscatel de Setubal, but no less rich. It is produced from the rosé varietal Moscatel Roxo, whose presence required by the European Community regulation is 85% of the lot, but that, by tradition, the winemakers of the region elaborate with 100%, making it a unique wine.
The taste exceeds the expectations created by the aroma, displaying a very fine palate where the spices and the compotes of cherry and fig emphasize.
file_download Setúbal D.O. Legislation
file_download Portaria 118 (2014)
SETÚBAL PENINSULA G.I.:
DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES, CONSISTENT QUALITY.
The geographical production area of Setúbal Peninsula G.I., also called the Regional Wine of Setúbal Peninsula, covers the whole District of Setúbal.
Here, the key word is varietals diversity. This G.I. allows to produce red and white wines with different personalities, but with a transversal quality, that pleases to a great diversity of consumers.
The diversity of grape varietals that can be used in the production of these wines, along with some heterogeneity of soils, expositions and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean (which extends throughout the Tróia Peninsula and covers, at its southern end, the municipality of Santiago of Cacém), leads to wines of outstanding quality and different characteristics, which meet a wide range of consumer preferences.
There are varietal wines (elaborated only with on grape varietal), which bring in themselves the aromatic and tasty behavior of some of the most important national grape varieties, such as Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira or Touriga Franca, and international such as Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. And also other typical presentations that, with or without the contribution of stage in barrel, captivate the most demanding public with its good aromatic presence and a taste that impresses the senses.