The Quinta da Lagoalva de Cima Story
The Campilho family has extensive farming interests in the Ribatejo, and wine is just a part of their business. Diogo is increasingly responsible for the agricultural side of the business, and with his colleague Pietro, is concentrating more of on wine production while his father Manuel oversees the rest of the enterprises. Diogo has polished his winemaking skills during various harvest stints in Australia’s Hunter Valley and has recently embarked on the Master of Wine course. The result is a range of wines which are recognisably Portuguese, but are very approachable to palates which have not grown up with the sometimes rustic traditional styles. This philosophy is reflected in the presentation of the wines, where many of the labels have been redesigned to give a smart new look.
Watch a video of Diogo showing us than there is more to Lagoalva than wine… Ancient olive trees and magnificient cork oaks too:
Quinta da Lagoalva de Cima Wines
Lagoalva Branco, Rosé and Tinto are a collection of good value well-made wines; the white is much fresher than many Portuguese equivalents, the rosé is fruity and friendly, and the red has a juicy ripeness with a touch of oak spice. The estate also makes, unusually for this area, a pure Alfrocheiro which we have championed since we began working together in 1999. This is a native grape to Dão, but it seems to work well in these sandy soils. The excellent 2011 has just arrived. Last year we also added Lagoalva’s Touriga Nacional/Syrah, a 50:50 blend, another example of the fruity and accessible wines that are made so well by the Lagoalva Estate. Sweet berry and floral aromatics, framed by supple, ripe tannins from 10 months ageing in French oak barriques. We also have a very good olive oil from Lagoalva. Round and fruity with a peppery finish, it’s cold-pressed and unfiltered, produced from two Tuscan varieties which were planted several generations ago when an Italian bride married into the family.
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