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>> Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Dry, barren fields with oak trees. Herdade da Malhadinha Nova, Alentejo, Portugal

[I quite like this picture even though it has nothing to do with wine. But in a way it does have a little bit to do with wine: It is standing on the grounds of a producer of excellent Alentejano wines. But since I've had a lot of non-wine photos lately, and this one did not improve things, you'll get a bonus wine photo today.]

In the restaurant. Wine glasses. Herdade da Malhadinha Nova, Alentejo, Portugal


Herdade da Malhadinha Nova sample stock photography.

Herdade da Malhadinha Nova in the Alentejo region in Portugal is located some two hours' drive from Lisbon. It is run by the two brothers Joao and Paulo Soares together with their families. The Soares family bought a run down old farm house but became so enthused by the region that the decided to restore it and the vineyards to a perfect state. The Malhadinha Nova vineyard is primarily on schist soil planted with Portuguese grape varieties: touriga naciional, aragones, trincadeira, alicante bouschet, alfrocheiro, arinto, roupeiro antao vaz, as well as international varieties: syrah, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay. They make a range of wines under different labels: Malhadinha, Monte Beceguina, Pequeno Joao, Marias da Malhadinha as well as varietal labels. At the vineyard they also have a restaurant serving local specialities, e.g. dry cured ham from the black Alentejo pig and traditional local stews. They have also built a small luxury hotel on the grounds.

All images: © Copyright Per Karlsson / BKWine

Alentejo Herdade da Malhadinha Nova Portugal sample stock photo - Images by Per Karlsson

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