Dona Maria

Located in the city of Estremoz, in the portuguese region of Norte Alentejo this palace-like house from the beginning of the 18th century is held as a reference, not only for its beauty but also for its history and quality of its wines.
Its interior is rich in tiles from the 18th Century, and the typical marble of the region can also be found all around the house. According to history, this estate was once acquired by king João V as a present to a lady of the court, D. Maria, with whom he was madly in love.

This estate and the wine currently produced here were named after this lady. The estate is also known as Quinta do Carmo because a few years after the construction of the house a chapel was built, dating from 1752, dedicated and consecrated to "Our Lady of Carmel". The walled Garden, at the end of the patio, is surrounded by secular palm trees and nooks filled with history.

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Dona Maria Grand Reserva 2011
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2011 Grande Reserva is a blend of 50% Alicante Bouschet (from 60+-year-old-vines), 25% Syrah, 15% Petit Verdot and 10% Touriga Nacional, aged for 12 months in new French oak. This has intriguing complexity, perhaps its best feature. The Syrah and the Alicante combined give

Dona Maria Vinho Tinto Reserve 2009
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 The 2009 Reserva is a blend of 50% Alicante Bouschet, 25% Syrah and 25% Petit Verdot, aged for one year in new French oak. It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. Fresh and friendly in this big vintage, it is a surprisingly elegant and restrained Reserva in some respects. Laced with a bit

Dona Maria Vinho Tinto Grand Reserva 2010
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 The 2010 Grande Reserva is a blend of 50% Alicante Bouschet (from 60-year-old Estremoz vines), 25% Syrah and 25% Petit Verdot, aged for one year in new French oak. If you wonder what you get for stepping up from the Amantis Reserva reviewed this issue, that's easy: far more