This brand stems from the land from which it received its name, Reguengos, The Land of Wine, and the largest sub-region of Alentejo, in terms of area consecrated to vineyards. Reguengos or “Realengo”, land whose lord was the King himself.
Monsaraz is a place that mesmerises all those who pass by it. The castle and its medieval setting, whose architecture is a preciousness from the past, the landscape made of waved planes bathed by the Alqueva reservoir, the vineyards and the olive groves, which extend themselves as far as they eyes can catch, the overwhelming light that one can only find in Alentejo – all these explain the reason why Monsaraz is a true icon of our region. Monsaraz was, therefore, the obvious choice for this wine. An icon of Alentejo’s DOC wines.
"Terra D’El Rei" was the old name of Reguengos, by which it used to be known. Taking into consideration that is produced in Alentejo, between Reguengos and Monsaraz, a land that was part of the Portuguese crown, this wine is a tribute to those origins.
During the Middle Ages, kings and noblemen travelled through their domains followed by large delegations. These delighted themselves with the most exquisite nectar of the gods, which they consumed extensively. In the case of the king himself, this right turned into an imposition and it was known as the King’s harvest, or the royal harvest.
The opus “The Good and the Bad Judge” can be found at Museu do Fresco in Monsaraz, having been built in the 14th century. The theme of this unusual artwork is an allegory of earthly justice. Two judges are depicted at its bottom, the good judge, a representation of righteousness, and the bad judge, a symbol of the corrupt justice.
We prefer to emphasise the good judge, a fair and dignified man, with a solid reputation, who inspired this magnificent Reserve wine.