Quinta do Montalto, Cepa Pura Fernao Pires Unfiltered 2016

£15.50

  • Type:

    White

  • Grape:

    Fernao Pires

  • Country:

    Portugal

  • Grape Blend:

    Fernao Pires 100%

  • Region:

    Lisbon

  • Vegan:

    Yes

  • Area:

    ****

  • Organic:

    No

  • ABV:

    14.00%

  • Winemaker:

    ****

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Tasting Notes

The Cepa Pura Fernão Pires is a unique and delicious wine that comes from a local and very particular variety that has been planted in the area since medieval times. As a key component of the area's famous "Medieval de Ourem" this is an example of Fernão Pires on its own, having gone through a gentle and natural fermentation in both American and French oak barrels with no temperature control. The aromas are spicy with hints of wood, apple, distant flowers, and stone, leading to a fresh palate loaded with texture and zip at the same time. The fruit and acid are persistent in the mouth, and the finish is lingering and complex yet clean.

  • Production Notes
  • Producer
  • Critics Reviews

After regular stirring of the fine lees, and completion of fermentation, the wine is bottled and ready for consumption; although due to the complex nature of the grape and this wine, a bit of time in bottle or a decanting before drinking is recommended.�

Quinta do Montalto not only dates back to the year 1880 (five generations) but is one of very�few wineries that makes a beautiful local wine from the 1100s in the same traditional way it has always been made. Now, this wine lies within the DOC of Medieval de Our�m Encostas�d'Aire. In general, their wines are labeled Vinho Regional Lisboa, because they are in farthest-north area of Lisboa (previously Estremadura), between the villages of Our�m and the famed F�tima (where the Blessed Virgin Mary was said to appear to three�children in 1917). Montalto is perched in the middle of 50 hectares of certified organic land, and just 15 hectares are vineyards--the rest is dedicated to fruit, gardens, and forest. All of their native varieties are beautifully illustrative of the grapes and area, as they use native yeasts for the fermentation of their�Medieval and red wines, very neutral oak, and light filtering methods. Montalto wines are pure, expressive, an incredible value, and a wonderful representation of what the region is known for.

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