Companhia de Vinhos do Alandroal (Alandroal Wine Company) was formed in 2000 by Paolo Nigra Fiuza, Luis Bulão Martins and Carlos Portas. The initials of each name then given to the project, PLC. On the slightly wavy plains of the Alentejo, between Portalegre and Alandroal, the team gathers 100 hectares of vineyards. Planted on schist soils where the grape varieties from the region and others help the production of high quality wines. PLC , bottled its first wine in 2001, Pontual Touriga Nacional & Trincadeira. In the following years PLC has also launched Pontual Syrah, Pontual Reserva, Pontual White, Colheita and a new range of wines, Desigual, white and red.