Herdade da Maroteira
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Herdade da Maroteira is an agricultural property belonging to one of the Anglo-Portuguese families established in the Alentejo Region, Portugal, for more than five generations. Covering an area of 540 hectares, at the foot of the Serra d'Ossa, 20km south of Estremoz and 35km north of Évora, Herdade da Maroteira is dedicated to the preservation of the cork oak and holm oak forest, in an agro-hiss sustainability logic -pastoral.
More recently, Herdade da Maroteira diversified its productive offer to new business areas: tourism, both through the three agritourism and the Corktrekking - Explore the Cork project, and winemaking, producing grapes that give Body to the renowned wine "Cem Reis".
Herdade da Maroteira manages about 540ha of Montado, which makes this activity its main source of income, also extending the activities developed to the cultivation of vineyards and olive groves and the management of the effective sheep.
Herdade da Maroteira has been promoting its productive potential through the development of activities complementary to forestry, having planted, in 2003, 10ha of vineyards, in an open valley area. The choice of vine varieties fell on Alicante Bouschet, Aragonêz, Touriga Nacional and Syrah.
Much of the wine production is sold; Only a small selection - the grapes of superior quality - is used for the wine production of Herdade da Maroteira.
Herdade da Maroteira's great wine reference is the brand Cem Reis, and in 2011 a new brand was launched, denominated 10 GULDEN.
The 10 Gulden was an ephemeral reference, extinct and converted into Ten Pence.