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 vinhas velhas come from 50-year-old vines are hand harvested and whole bunch pressed, with hyperoxidation of the must without the addition of So2, fermented and aged for 6 months 50% in used oak barrels 50% stainless steel tanks.
It is lemon yellow in color, on the nose pronounced notes of passion fruit with hints of jasmine and magnolia, on the palate a round and crisp wine. This wine is the perfect companion to fish, seafood, and chicken, as well as fresh salads.
Region, Sub-region and/or DOC: Algarve
Grape Varieties: Crato Branco Old Vines (Roupeiro)
Alcohol by volume: 12.5%