The ideal conditions for the birth of high-quality wines.
CARMIM is the main company in the district of Reguengos de Monsaraz and one of the main driving forces behind the economic and social development of the region, ensuring the well-being and quality of life of the members and respective families.
CARMIM’s success is, first and foremost, the success of its members and it is this relationship which results in the strong social dimension that the company represents for the region. With the advent of Alqueva, the district of Reguengos de Monsaraz has been subjected to major restructuring in terms of tourist infrastructures with the appearance of agro-tourism companies and tourist operators.
Taking advantage of this new opportunity deriving from Alqueva, CARMIM has boosted, and intends to boost further, its Oenotourism facility, already a reference on the Alentejan Route, channelling the largest part possible of the growing tourist flow which has passed through the region.
The geographic area of the wine-growing sub-region of Reguengos encompasses all the boroughs of the municipality of Reguengos de Monsaraz which are Reguengos, Corval, Monsaraz, Campo and Campinho, and also part of the boroughs of Montoito and S. Vicente do Pigeiro from neighbouring municipalities. Generally speaking, the topography is made up of slight slopes and plains and the dominant exposure of the vineyards is south.
Soils: plutonic rocks (granites, tonalites, sienites), there being various pedological strains (schist and clay-limestone).
Climate: Mediterranean and continental.
Annual average rainfall: 580 mm
Average hours of sunshine: 3,000 hours/years
White grape varieties: Síria, Rabo de Ovelha, Diagalves, Manteúdo, Perrum, Antão Vaz, Arinto, Alvarinho, Gouveio and Fernão Pires
Red grape varieties: Trincadeira, Aragonez; Castelão, Moreto, Alicante Bouschet, Carignan, Syrah, Tinta Caiada, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alfrocheiro Preto and Touriga Nacional.
Characteristics: wines with a flavour and aroma of mature fruits, reflecting the hot, dry Summers.
Of the around 3,600 ha of vineyards registered, over 85% are extreme crops, with the care being taken to distribute the grape varieties by parcels, which allows the optimisation of the harvests as regards aging. The existing area is made up of 79% of red grape varieties and 21% of white grape varieties.