Quinta do Montalto - Nao Condenado Vinho Branco 2020 750ml (14% ABV)

Quinta do Montalto - Nao Condenado Vinho Branco 2020 750ml (14% ABV)

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Name translates to "Un condemned" Sourced from Luís de Sousa’s 150 year-old “backyard” vineyard (predominantly Fernão Pires). Honeyed, dried apricot, slightly vegetal, ginger, rose petals - a textural and unique skin contact wine you have to try. Vinified in stainless steel without temperature control, bottled unfiltered after 4 months in tank. 

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. In general, their wines are labeled Vinho Regional Lisboa, because they are in farthest-north area of Lisboa (previously Estremadura), between the villages of Ourém and the famed Fátima (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.