Our company was considered the first producer that exclusively produce wines of carving, certified by the CVRA – Alentejo Regional Wine Comission.
The production takes place in a tradicional cellar with some carvings dating from 1856 and 1860, where we respect as a whole, the original production process, like the Roman ancestral system of making wine, where the clay carving has 2 functionalities, the production and storage of wine. This means the wine is made and stored in the same container. In general, the grapes are placed inside the hoists and the fermentation takes place spontaneously.
The “ACV Vinhos de Talha” undertake great effort to investigate artesanal and natural techniques of preservation and preparation for bottling in a way that, when someone opens a bottle of our elixir, even after a few years, can still have an excellent gustatory and sensorial experience with our wine of carving.
In Portugal, the biggest wine production region is the Alentejo, and Vila de Frades is considered the «capital» of carving wine.