In Patameira, Sobral de Monte Agraço, the Quinta do Cerrado da Porta flourishes – literally, adorned as it is by botanical species as carefully selected as the wines it produces. Surrounded by the Lisbon Wine Region, the farm belongs to Nuno Monteiro Pereira and his wife, both doctors by profession. This family business grew out of the desire to create an ‘out of the box’ wine project, capable of extracting from the soil and climate all the richness of a region of slopes blessed with productive clayey and limestone soils. Just 40 kilometres from Lisbon and a mere 20 kilometres from the Atlantic coast, the farm's atmosphere is distinguished by cold nights, morning fog and Atlantic breezes that give its white wines a remarkable aroma and freshness, and the aromatic reds a perfectly balanced acidity, body and structure.
Such soil and climate conditions resulted in a diversity of high quality wines, with the Troviscal brand, pioneered in 2012, consisting of batch wines, affirmative, seductive and easy to appreciate, while Troviscal Grande Reserva graces the more demanding palates with complex wines. The Peripécia are monovariety wines, which, with irreverence, seek to show the Atlantic expression of three of the most prestigious French grape varieties: Chardonnay, Merlot, and Pinot Noir.
Another successful bet is on the quality sparkling wines produced in the region, one of the few in the country with a reserved classification. The Quinta do Cerrado da Porta brand is dedicated exclusively to sparkling wines, such as Arinto, Moscatel Graúdo and Blanc de Blanc.
The Troviscal Red 2018 Grande Reserva and Peripécia Chardonnay 2020 Grande Reserva wines were recently distinguished with the Gold Medal at the III Cidades do Vinho 2023 Contest - Portugal Wine City Challenge, an event organized by the Associação das Rotas dos Vinhos de Portugal and by the Association of Portuguese Municipalities of Wine.
The Quinta do Cerrado da Porta wines can be purchased through the online store, El Corte Inglés and Intermarché of Sobral de Monte Agraço.