Herdade do Peso is a piece of the history of Alentejo, a vast and seemingly endless property with 465 hectares of land, and is today primarily employed in the production of wine, a culture with a tradition of centuries in Vidigueira, as in Alentejo.
A property of Sogrape Wines since 1996, Herdade do Peso is the Alentejan paradise of the biggest Portuguese wine producer, with 120 hectares of vineyard planted with a number of different grape varieties, including: Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah and Touriga Nacional. As the Vidigueira was born as a region of white wines, the collection of varieties of Herdade do Peso also includes another eight hectares of white grapes of the Antão Vaz, Arinto e Chardonnay variety.
In line with the Sogrape universe, Herdade do Peso integrates innovative, cutting-edge technology and time-tested practices, both on the vineyard and in the cellar, in a harmonious combination between the gifts of nature and human practice, always taking into consideration the concerns for a balance between the economic, the social, and the environmental.
With a reservoir of close to 20 hectares, the property has adopted a mode of detailed viticulture, which includes daily monitoring of the plants. Each field is programmed in accordance with its necessities, receiving treatment according to the quantity of water needed for balanced irrigation. In this way the plants are able to develop in the most healthy way possible.
The center for vinification, built in 1998, also incorporates modern technology, such as automatic washing of the boxes used to transport the grapes during the harvest, or the different systems used to remove the stems from the grapes, allowing for a process of vinification appropriate to the profile of each wine.
The diversity of the line is one of the distinguishing characteristics of Herdade do Peso. Its portfolio includes wines of different levels of complexity and style, from blended wines to those of a single varietal; from more accessible options to premium wines, or even wines with a long tradition, made in 10 antique clay amphoras which the cellar houses.