Cartuxa and a mini Pêra-Manca vertical

Pera-Manca reds

The Portuguese cult wine Pêra-Manca may have been the main draw, but Julia finds plenty of other reasons to seek out Cartuxa.

Pêra-Manca is the top wine of Cartuxa, which in turn is the wine division of the Fondação Eugénio de Almeida, a charitable foundation in the Évora region of Portugal’s Alentejo. It took me a little while to untangle this so I hope I have saved you the trouble.

The invitation to a tasting in London earlier this month enticed me in with the promise of mini-verticals of Pêra-Manca red and white. However, what turned out to be a...