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our olive oil

olive trees

 

Quinta de Lemos has an olive grove of 7 ha, with approximately 2500 olive trees.
To maintain our respect for nature, all treatments are properly controlled and within the integrated protection program.
Most of the work at the grove is done manually.
Carefully harvested olives are processed within 24 hours, thus preserving maximum freshness and quality.

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The olive grove has an South-East sun exposure, embedded in granite and rocky terrain. 
To maintain our respect for nature, all treatments are properly controlled and within the integrated protection program.
However, increasing our contribution to nature even more, we are reconverting 6ha of the Olive grove to biodynamic farming.

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Most of the work at the grove is done manually, only using machinery for planting trees, as well as mobilisation of the land. The harvest is done by hand, for the small trees (Arbequina, Verdial) : olives are picked directly from the tree. In the large trees, we use a vibrating tool on the branches that do not damage or split the wood.

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The olives are placed in boxes, of maximum 15 kg each. Then the harvested olives are transported to our mill where we extract the oil by strictly mechanical and cold processes. We try to be as agile as possible: the olive is processed within 24 hours after picking, thus preserving its maximum freshness and quality.

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All our olive oils are Extra Virgins and have very low acidity ranging from 0.09 to 0.12.

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our olives

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01

Galega

This variety is typically Portuguese, cylindrical of form and of an intense black color, characterised by obtaining some bloom on its surface. It's the hardest variety to harvest, because its peduncle is quite attached to the olive tree. Its oil is wealthier in the mouth, but with sweet and slight fruity notes. Its perfume shows small notes of ripe apple, olive leaf and nuts.

02

Cobrançosa

Variety with a great yield, conferring oils that are rich in polyphenols -thus protecting it from oxidation after extraction. The olive is of great quality, after its extraction we obtain olive oil of green color. At organoleptic level when the extraction is made of green olives, we obtain oils with subtly bitter and spicy profiles. However if we extract of mature olives the profile of olive oil will be sweet and soft.

03

Verdeal

Variety with enough adaptive power at the terroir level, with a very late maturation but with a favourable yield. Bitter, spicy, green leafs, remarkably fruity and prolonged finale are the main sensory and organoleptic characteristics of this variety.

04

Cornicabra

Variety of late maturation, its olives are broad and curved from the colour light green to violet. The olive oil has a golden colour, a robust odor and an apple-like flavour ,with a touch of nuts, mostly almond. The finale is spicy and bitter, with a long persistence: all in a balanced set.

05

Arbequina

Variety of small round olives in greenish-purplish tones, of an average yield. Very delicate oil , low in polyphenols, hence its sensitivity to oxidation after extraction. With dark yellow to golden tones, this olive oil has notes of tomato branches in the mouth and small notes of banana peel in the nose.

Knowledge & Affection
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our hands

Quinta de Lemos produces precious Dão Wines and Olive Oil.
Our grapevines and olive trees are nurtured by patient and loving hands.

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our winemaker

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Hugo Chaves
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our olive oil maker

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Get Closer

we are together

 

It is a pleasure to welcome you into the world of our family.

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our table

In perfect harmony with the surrounding nature, the mountains, the vineyards of Quinta de Lemos and the tranquility of the sloping landscape, Mesa de Lemos offers its guests a gastronomic voyage.

Get in contact with our Public relations department to organize your gastronomic voyage.

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your perfect day

From free visits of the adega to bespoke programs with wine tastings, walking trails and picnics: Quinta de Lemos has it all.

Get in contact with our Public relations department to organize your perfect day between the vineyards.

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bring us home with you

Our winery and its shop is open each weekday from 09h00-17h00 and on Saturdays from 13h30-19h00.

For any information or questions, please let us know by our contact form.

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