Passion

At Quinta do Casal Monteiro we are passionate about the art of winemaking, excelling to take special care, love and attention into every step of the vinification process.

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The Terroir

We take our role as custodians of the land very seriously, as such we adopt traditional viticulture methods allied with ecological integrated management practice to sustain our vines.

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The Wines

Made exclusively from Estate-grown grapes, for each brand, a different purpose and an appropriate blend, nonetheless the philosophy remains the same: The best quality possible in each segment.

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The Terroir

The wine making art at Quinta do Casal Monteiro starts with the land. We take our role as custodians of the land very seriously, as such we adopt traditional viticulture methods allied with ecological integrated management practice to sustain our vines.

Our vines are currently divided in two different Terroirs: The fertile Alluvial - Sandy Loam soil and the less fertile Sandy soil. Both these soils are in a very close proximity to the river Tagus that regulates and controls the maturation of the grapes.

Alluvial - Sandy Loam

60 hectares of vineyard property are located in Alluvial - Sandy loam soil.

In this fertile transitional alluvial-sandy soil designated as "Leziria", and extensive field work is develop every year. From the carefull pruning of the vineyards in the winter to the continuos monitoring during the maturation until the harvesting, all possible precautions are taken to keep the yields low.

Moreover, the close proximity to the river enables the grapes to sustain their minerality and acidity during the very warm maturation period by cooling the air temperature during the night. As a consequence the vinifications from this Terroir are very fruity, with good acidity and strong in aromatic components. Overall our wines are, in general, most suitable for food pairing.

Sandy

20 hectares of Vineyard are located further south on the left bank of river in less fertile soil - Sandy soil. This location is designated as "Charneca".