Located in Cima Corgo on the left bank of the Douro and southwest of Pinhão, Casa Santa Eufémia is a grower port estate that was established in 1894. Home to steep banks that can be challenging to farm, Cima Corgo sits between Baixo Corgo to the west, which is the wettest and most heavily planted of the three subregions with 35in annual rainfall, and Douro Superior to the east, which sees only 20in of rain each year. In Cima Corgo, with its 26in of annual rainfall, the Carvalho family has been growing and harvesting grapes, and making, blending, fortifying and aging their own port wines for 118 years.
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Yesterday’s South American & Iberian Portfolio Tasting at the Standard Biergarten was a smashing success with equal representation from both north and south of the Equator. We’d like to thank our producers who made the trip, both old friends and new, it was awesome to see everyone, to taste through their wines and to reconnect.
If you missed the event, please see below for a list of tastings with Matias Mayol and Roberto Ijalba.
Located upstream from the river Corgo, in the subzone known as Cima (Higher) Corgo, sits Casa de Santa Eufémia a grower Port estate. An anomaly in a region where most producers source their grapes, Casa de Santa Eufémia was founded in 1894 by Bemardo Rodrigues de Carvalho, on the left bank of the Douro, in one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world. Growing grapes and producing port since then, it wasn’t until 1986 when Portugal joined the EU, that Casa de Santa Eufémia could legally vinify, bottle and sell or export the wine that it had been making for years.