Quinta Convento do Paraiso Euphoria Tinto is a red wine made in Portugal and bottled as a PDO / PGI Vinho Regional Algarve.
Quinta Convento do Paraiso is made at Quinta de Mata Mouros which has been in the same family hands since the 15th Century. The owners are Vasco and Isabella Pereira-Coutinho. The small vineyard lies on high ground overlooking the old town of Silves. A compact winery adjoins the old estate house, and wines here are increasingly expressive and look set to be the benchmark for the region. The estate is planted with various grape varieties including Sousao, Cabernet Sauvignon, Aragones, Touriga Nacional, Arinto and Alvarinho and the vineyards are planted on sandy red clay, over limestone soils.
In 2000 the owners began a long study into their vineyards, terroirs, microclimates, where different grape varieties would perform best etc. with the intention of producing a benchmark wine from the Algarve that that could compete with the best wines of Portugal – and 12 hectares of vineyards were planted. In 2012 the Quinta Convento do Paraiso wines was established as a joint venture between the Quinta owners and the Soares family, the owners of the prestigious Herdade da Malhadinha Nova estate in Alentejo, whose winemaking team is responsible for the vineyards and wine production. Winemaker Renato Neves works with the unique and extraordinary conditions of the Quinta’s “terroir” and the region’s climate and maintains the best traditional winemaking processes combining it with modern technology.
Quinta Convento do Paraiso Euphoria Tinto is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Aragonez and Sousao grape varieties aged for 9 months in used French oak. It is the estate’s second wine after its big brother, the Quinta do Paraiso Tinto.