Motards ride to visit the Caves Murganheira and the Portugal History
On 7 June 2014 held a trip to the Verallia motards to customer Caves Murganheira where the path joined historic knowledge, beautiful landscapes and group spirit with good mood.
The departure took place at 7:30 a.m of the last day 07 June, at the premises of Verallia Portugal. The motards group made their first stop at a restaurant on the edge on the Aguieira Barrage for the first supplies. The arrival at Caves Murganheira gave up a few hours later where all the motards were greeted with beautiful meatballs and codfish accompanied by several sparkling that left without adjectives. In fact, the quality of wine rosé produced from Pinot Noir vine, one of the three vine varieties approved in the Champagne region, and is an authorized demarcated in Tavora-Varosa region (the first region demarcated of sparkling wine in Portugal) was underlined by motards for its great splendor.
Then held a visit to the installations of the Caves Murganheira with a technical and description detailed made by Mr. Herlander Lourenço. In the end he was offered a bottle of sparkling elementary by Malvasia Fina vine, one of the symbols of the region. Know the sparkling Terras do Demo is also elementary this vine.
At 13:30 p.m. started the lunch in restaurant "7th Brother" in Tarouca, where the responsible agreed to make a brief visit to the Church of the Convent of S. João de Tarouca. It was found that a simple motorcycle trip can dig up part of our history.
The importance and beauty of ancient architectural part of the region, for example as the only bridge in Portugal passing in the middle of a tower, and other monuments of historical interest existing since the beginning of the Portuguese Nation, such as the Mosteiro da Ordem de Cister of the 1144 that was visited, but that should be again with the analysis of other details (through a guide of Tourist Cister Route). The origin is associated with the French Saint-Nicolas-les-Citeaux community in the Borgonha region by Roberto de Champanhe, abbot of Molesme. This way can deduce that existed from a very distant past, a great connection in the wine area.
Although just over 50 years, it is no coincidence that the Murganheira is located there, in a region dominated by monks and their knowledge brought the French origin. The existence of a watercourse or lake is essential to fix this order. So it isn’t surprising that many of these convents have names associated with water, such as Fontaine-Guérard, Fontenay, Fontenelle in France or Fountain in England.
The return of the trip allowed a stop in Termas de S. Pedro do Sul, where we saw the region landscape and made a great "meals to the Portuguese."
The return and ending of the magnificent journey of socializing without breakdowns or accidents, took place with the arrival of Figueira da Foz to end the day at 20.00 p.m. with the sunset.
Henrique Azul, Delfim Louro, Rúben Batista, Cristina Nobre.
Photos: Henrique Azul and Paulo Azevedo