What am I: Quinta do Montalto Cepa Pura Baga
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.
Quinta do Montalto Cepa Pura Baga red wine is made by destemming, crushing, and fermenting in stainless steel vats with skin contact. The wine is then aged in American and French oak barrels.
Ruby in color, with wild red fruits, light wood, good structure, and young tannins.
Drink with game dishes, red meats, or cured cheeses.
Region, Sub-region and/or DOC: Lisboa
Grape Varieties: Baga
Alcohol by volume: 13%