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 branco is a white wine fermented and aged in amphoras coated with natural pine tree resin. It is 100% Fernão Pires. This wine has a fruity character: over-ripe peaches and notes of orange blossom water.
These wines are certified bio and vegan.
Region, Sub-region and/or DOC: Lisboa
Grape Varieties: 100% Fernão Pires
Alcohol by volume: 12.5%