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.
Cepa Pura Fernão Pires Branco is fermented in open tank, as well as French and American oak barrels. Sur lie and batonage for 6 months.
The color of this white wine is of straw with greenish tinges. The flavor profile has notes of ripe fruit and spices. Unctuous and yet fresh, with excellent structure.
Pairs well with fatty fish, or simple white meats.
Region, Sub-region and/or DOC: Lisboa
Grape Varieties: Fernão Pires
Alcohol by volume: 13.5%