About Quinta do Casal Monteiro : Quinta do Casal Monteiro is located in one of the most prestigious growing regions in Portugal – the Tejo region. Established in 1979, Quinta do Casal Monteiro bottles limited production vintages exclusively from its 80 ha vineyard property. With and average age of 35 years, the vineyards are located in fertile alluvial sandy soil, rooting in an unusual combination and resulting in a low yield production of high quality wine. Moreover, the characteristic of the sub-Mediterranean temperate climate and its proximity to the river Tagus provide the wines with their own singular identity, revealed in both the lush aromas and the complex palate layered by a superb acidity – They are excellent food companions.
Winemaking : Made by winemaker Luis Santos. The grapes are totally de-stemmed and pressed by means of a pneumatic press. Must is cleared by flotation and fermented in stainless steel vats at the controlled temperature of 16 degrees.
Description: Made exclusively from estate grown Alvarinho grapes. Carefully made to preserve its natural minerality, this wine presents great persistancy and a creamy and generous mouthfeel.
What the press say : “Has an initially restrained nose that opens to include fresh orchard fruits and honeyed citrus. Tasty and delicious, the palate is bright, fresh and crisp, a captivating balance of texture and crisp acidity with tart apple and poached pear throughout. An ideal (and good value) alternative to regular albariñoor sauvignon blanc.” Cathal McBride, Sunday Business Post