Vineyards

Casa de Sezim estate hás a total vineyard are of 25 hectares

It includes four (4) grape varieties:

Loureiro 40%

Arinto 40%

Trejadura 10%

Sauvignon-blanc 10%

The trailing system is mainly composed of single ascending cordons. Separation between rows is 2,80m while separation of vine plants in the row is 1,75m.

The soils are generally granitic-sandy and quite poor in organic matter. Most vineyards are predominantly facing East, South-East forming amphitheatre like terraces starting at an altitude of 100m above sea level, up to an altitude of approximately 350m at its highest point.

 

The climate is semi-continental. Rigorous winters, seldom reach freezing point during day time. Summers tend to be warm and wet.  Grape harvesting usually takes place between the 2nd and the 3rd week of September, depending on the grape variety.

 

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