Perescuma Estate has an exceptional and differentiating "terroir" for the Alentejo region: soils are composed of 4 different profiles of complexity and unique identity which, as a whole, are a constant challenge for viticulture and oenology teams.
Located in Vendinha, municipality of Évora, Perescuma Estate has 543 ha, 37.9 ha of which are vineyards. First vineyards were planted in 1996. Currently, the waxing is mostly red varieties: Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Franca and Souzão. White varieties were recently planted: 6 ha of Verdelho, Viosinho, and Sauvignon Blanc. Endorsed with drip irrigation and planted according to strict criteria of modern technology, the vineyard is permanently monitored in order to ensure qualitative optimization to excell in the wine production.
In addition to wine production, Perescuma Estates pursues several agricultural activities such as livestock, olive grove and pine and cork forest.
Total area of the Estate: 543 ha
Vineyard area: 37.9 ha
• Exposure: E, S, P, N
• Soil: Calcareous, non-rich Loam and Clay Limestone
• Conduction mode - unilateral and bilateral cord
• Plantation density: 3333 to 3750 plants / ha
• Viticulture: Ecofriendly
• Terroir: unique and differentiating
Total vineyard area of 37.9 ha
Vineyard 1995 - 6.4 ha
• 2.2 ha Alicante Bouschet
• 4.4 ha Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard 2000 - 12.5 ha
• 3.5 ha Alicante Bouschet
• 3.5 ha Touriga Nacional
• 5.5 ha Syrah
Vineyard 2018 - 8.4 ha
• 4.2 ha Touriga Franca
• 1.65 ha Touriga Nacional
• 2.55 ha Souzão
Vineyard 2021 - in plantation - 10.6 ha
• 4.6 ha Touriga Nacional
• 2.0 ha Verdelho
• 2.0 ha Sauvignon Blanc
• 2.0 ha Viosinho
The most favourable line orientation for planting, taking into account the periods of higher temperature and greater incidence of sunlight is 230º. This orientation of the plantation makes it possible to prevent the scalding of the grapes. The plots are in the limit of the most favourable orientation. Therefore, the technical orientation was adjusted and the plots were planted at 215º and 218º.
Hot and dry summers, and cool winters.
Annual temperatures vary between 5 °C and 35 °C and are rarely below 1 °C or above 38 °C.
The average annual rainfall is 600 square meters with a monthly average of 43mm.