Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Wine Chronicles | Wine Tasting at Filipe Palhoça Vinhos (Palmela)





This Spring I've visited a group of wineries in the Seúbal's Peninsula Wine Region (and tell you about it in this post). This amazing wine experience organized by the  Rota dos Vinhos da Península de Setúbal (Wine Route) and the 3 wineries involved was fantastic and I can't recommend too much for you to check if it is available on your next visit to Lisbon.

Filipe Palhoça Vinhos was one of the visited wineries, and today I'm bringing to you some more information on the estate and on its wine tourism activities. Filipe Palhoça Vinhos is a family-owned company dedicated to viticulture and wine production for more than 50 years. The estate, Quinta da Invejosa, is located in the sand plain of Palmela, and it has 90 hectares of carefully cultivated vineyard, where red grape varieties dominate. There you can find Castelão, Syrah, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. But not less important are the white varieties like Fernão Pires, Arinto, Syria, and also Muscat of Alexandria and the rare Moscatel Roxo  (Purple Muscat).








In our visit, we enjoy the company and expertise of the passionate winemaker of Filipe Palhoça, who took us in a visit to the vine gardens and shared her knowledge on vine growing and wine making. From the vineyards we get to Quinta da Invejosa, the headquarters of the estate, to know some more about the wine making process and for a tasting of Moscatel wine, that we paired with a traditional cake of the region (Fogaças).

First, we tasted Filipe Palhoça's Setúbal Muscat Fortified Wine DO, deliciously fresh, with orange peel flavors, that became one of my favorites (you can check its datasheet below for all the details). Then we had the opportunity of tasting a Moscatel Roxo, straight from the barrel. This rare variety of Muscat is specific to this wine region and was almost extinct a few years ago.












You can visit Filipe Palhoça winery for a guided visit to the estate and wine tasting, all the year around. You can know all about it on their Wine Tourism leaflet and contact the winery for booking your visit. The winery also presents several scheduled events along the year, like the sunset wine cruise on the Sado or the harvest experience.



Filipe Palhoça Vinhos
Estrada Nacional 5, Km 24,8
Quinta da Invejosa
2965-213 Poceirão – Portugal

Phone: +351 265 995 886
Mobile: +351 919 709 324
Email: geral@filipepalhoca.pt











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