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Montado Red 2015

Montado was first produced from the 1991 harvest, and the original blend has been maintained thereafter, made mainly from grape varieties traditional to the Alentejo region: Trincadeira and Aragonez.



History

The purchase of Casa Agricola José de Sousa Rosado Fernandes in 1986 saw a long-held dream become reality for José Maria da Fonseca: to produce Alentejo´s wine using traditional winemaking methods from a historic and prestigious estate.
The property won on both counts, having produced wine since 1878 and having one
absolutely legendary vintage - José de Sousa 1940. Montado was first produced in from the 1991 harvest and has kept to the original blend ever since.



Winemaker

Domingos Soares Franco, Winemaker and Vice President, studied viticulture and oenology in Davis, California. After graduation he joined the company in the 1980s and, being one of the most innovative of the new generation of Portuguese winemakers, brought significant changes to the style of his wines.



Company's History

José Maria da Fonseca is the oldest and one of the most prestigious wineries in Portugal, producing wines, Port and Setubal Moscatel. The Soares Franco family owns José Maria da Fonseca and has been involved in the wine business for over 177 years.
With over 650 hectares of land under vine in our main wine regions: Península de Setúbal, Alentejo and Douro, José Maria Fonseca also boasts Portugal´s largest winery, with capacity to produce 6.5 million litres of wine in a totally computerised operation.



Vintage Information

Classification: Regional Alentejano
Type: Red
Region: Alentejo
Grape Varieties: Aragonez (56%), Trincadeira (35%) and Alicante Bouchet (9%)
Type of soil: Slate
Wine production: 160.000 litres



Tasting Notes

Colour: Dark red.
Aroma: Blue fruits, tobacco, dates, floral finish.
Palate: Fruity with soft tannins.
Finish: Medium / Long

Vinification: Maceration at 25ºC with stems.

Ageing: 4 months in French and American oak.

Date of Bottling: June 2013



Analyses

Alcohol: 13,6%
Total Acidity: 5.2gr/l as tartaric acid.
pH: 3.52

Serving suggestions: Serve at a temperature of 14ºC, consume at 17ºC with red meat.

Storage: Store bottles at a temperature of 12ºC and 60% humidity.

Shelf life: Drink while young.

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