Herdade do Arrepiado velho is located in Sousel, about 40 km from Portalegre, in Alto Alentejo. In 2001 it saw the rebirth of a long abandoned space. The 19th century Alentejo hill was rebuilt according to the region’s traditional architecture, magnificently preserved, full of spaces of rare beauty. With a total area of about 100 hectares, the dam stands out between vineyards and olive groves, in a mixture of colours and tranquillity, as only the Alentejo offers.
In 2002, 33 hectares of vineyards were planted from scratch, in a terroir that combines, in a rare way, schistose soils with steep slopes with mild temperatures and plenty of water, natural characteristics that indicate great potential. David Both (winegrower) and António Maçanita (winemaker) combined their knowledge, innovation and dedication, selected the grape varieties and created the already nicknamed “Vinha dos 100 pontos” (100 points vineyard). From 2012, the vineyard will be under the responsibility of Nuno Ramalho, current winemaker. In the red wines, Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon and in the white wines, Antão Vaz, Chardonnay, Riesling, Viognier and Verdelho.
In charge of the project is António Antunes, responsible for the production of unique and seductive wines, which are born from modern oenology combined with tradition, and Marta Neto, responsible for marketing and bold and elegant design. Together they break down barriers and pre-made ideas, making wines out of the box but always with quality at the top of their ambitions.