What am I:
Morgado do Quintão is located in the Algarve region, a large, restored early 1800’s family-owned vineyard estate, located between the Silves, Monchique, and Lagoa in the Algarve. The estate was founded in 1810 by the count of Silves and is still in the possession of the family—and it’s a family story where a passion for the land, food, and entertaining merges with a love of local heritage, beauty, and conservation.
The estate’s vineyards are some of the oldest in the Algarve and consist of many indigenous grapes. The quinta is also famous for its 2,000-year-old olive tree that serves as a shade tree for summertime wine lunches.
The grapes used in the branco are handpicked and traditional methods of winemaking are applied in wooden barrels, where they ripen before being bottled. The wine then matures in oak barrels for 6 months before bottling.
It is straw yellow in color with golden highlights, and the nose is fresh and mineral, with notes of white fruits. This wine is the perfect companion to fish, pasta, seafood, mushrooms, and salads.
Region, Sub-region and/or DOC: Algarve
Grape Varieties: 100% Crato Branco
Alcohol by volume: 13%