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Montado White

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, it is
certainly a trustful choice.

 

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 an Alentejo 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 – Tinto Velho José de Sousa 1940.
Montado was first produced from the 1991 harvest, and has maintained 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 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 Alentejo
Type: White
Region: Alentejo
Grape Varieties: Alva, Tamarez and Rabo de Ovelha
Type of Soil: Schist
Wine Production: 20.000 litres



Tasting Notes

Colour: Yellow with some greenish tints.
Aroma: Litchis, lime, sweet pineapple and tropical fruits.
Palate: Fruity, soft and balanced acidity.
Finish: Medium

Vinification: At 20ºC without skin contact.

Ageing: None

Date of Bottling: May 2012



Analyses

Alcohol: 13.1%
Total Acidity: 3,0 gr/l as tartaric acid
pH: 4.1

Serving suggestions: Serve at a temperature of 7ºC but, enjoy at 11ºC to accompany fish.

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

Shelf life: Drink while young.

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