The legendary winery Cartuxa is named after the Carthusian monastery next to which it is located. That monastery was once purchased by the De Almeida family and is now back in the hands of the monastic order, but the founder of Cartuxa, Eugénio de Almeida, started growing grapes on the lands. And where the Carthusian monks lead an exceptionally sober and secluded life, the wines of Cartuxa are anything but. Rich, full and fruit-dominated wines, which are beautifully balanced and never become cumbersome. That applies to the entire range of wines that come from this 400-hectare winery: from the very affordable everyday wines to the iconic Pêra Manca.