What am I: The farm of Montalto has been owned by the same family for five generations. It consists of fifty hectares planted with vineyards, olive trees, orchards, and forest, which, altogether, appear as a magnificent mosaic in the landscape. The very interesting history of the family can be found here: https://www.quintadomontalto.pt/en#/a-quinta/historia.
Montalto is located in the central area of the country in the region of Ourém, near Fátima. In line with a tradition of Portuguese vineyards, several grape varieties can be found on the farm, in particular Aragonez and Fernão Pires, the most representative of the red and white grapes. They also have Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira, Shyra, Baga, Alicante Bouchet, Castelão, Moreto, Arinto, Rabo de Ovelha, and Olho de Lebre varieties.
The amphora tinto is a red wine fermented and aged in amphoras coated with natural pine tree resin. It is 50% Aragonez and 50% Trincadeira. This wine has notes of cherry, dry strawberry, tobacco, and spices.
These wines are certified bio and vegan.
Region, Sub-region and/or DOC: Lisboa
Grape Varieties: Aragonez and Trincadeira
Alcohol by volume: 12.5%