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History

RG Rovisco Garcia brand originates from the Carvalho Rovisco Garcia family who have been farming their land in the county of Avis in the Upper Alentejo for generations.

In 1998, Maria Antónia de Carvalho Rovisco Garcia turned over the management of the property that she had inherited from her parents to her two sons Francisco and António José. Thus began a new and dynamic phase of investment in the olive groves and vineyards.

The company RG - Herdades do Monte Novo e Conqueiro – Produtos de Quinta, Vinhos e Azeites do Alentejo, ACE was created in 2008 to sell the RG products.

 

The Vineyards

Herdade do Monte Novo included a small plot of old vines. In 2001, the excellent terroir in combination with favourable sun exposure led the family to opt for the planting of new vines, currently covering 28 hectares.

The varieties were carefully chosen in the search to identify those that are best adapted to this part of the Upper Alentejo and from which it would be possible to extract superior quality grapes and, thereby, truly excellent wines.

Aragonez and Syrah predominate, although, in order to provide complexity to the wine, some more complex red varieties were also planted, such as Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The white grape varieties are Arinto and Antão Vaz.

The principle that a good wine begins in the vineyard guided every step of the setting up the new vineyard, from the choice of the grape varieties and clones to the use of the most up to date grape growing technology.

Equipment for monitoring the weather and the humidity of the soil were also installed together with a drip irrigation system. Together, these allow controlling pests, disease and the availability of water.

 

The Wine

In 2007, after pilot tests proved the quality of the grapes, the first RG Rovisco Garcia red wine was produced. This PGI Vinho Regional Alentejano wine was made in limited quantities and, in a good year, has been labelled as a Reserva.

Our aim is maintain exceptionally high standards, whilst seeking to always produce premium wines. The attentive selection of the grape varieties, careful cultivation and thorough winemaking, in conjunction with our dedication and commitment, will help us to achieve our goal: to obtain modern and elegant wines with the character and expressiveness of the Alentejo.

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Monte Novo e Conqueiro
7480 - 057 Aldeia Velha - Avis

T.+ 351 242 980 020
F.+ 351 242 980 029

info@rgroviscogarcia.pt

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