Vinho Regional Lisboa
Quinta do Monte d'Oiro
Alenquer, Portugal

About

An avid fan of the wines from Côtes du Rhône and passionate about food & wine, José Bento dos Santos was the president of the International Academy of Gastronomy and is member of Les Psychologies du Goût. Since 2012, José has begun to hand over the winery to the next generation; with his son Francisco taking the management lead of the winery.

The vineyards are certified organic, with abundant grasses, herbs and legumes planted between the vines to encourage competition and biodiversity in the vineyard. No chemical herbicides or pesticides are used and the soils are worked and ploughed to avoid compaction and maximise oxygen content

The grapes are harvested by hand from several individual parcels of Syrah. There is a strict selection process, followed by destemming with no crushing. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel temperature controlled vats followed by ageing for 16 months in 2nd year French oak barrels.

The vineyards are certified organic, with abundant grasses, herbs and legumes planted between the vines to encourage competition and biodiversity in the vineyard Quinta do Monte D'Oiro
Portugal
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  • Location
    Alenquer, Portugal
  • Primary Appelation
    Lisboa
  • Company
    Quinta do Monte d’Oiro
  • Winemakers
    Graça Gonçalves, advised by Grégory Viennois
  • Varieties
    Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Petit Verdot for the reds
    Viognier, Arinto and Marsanne for the whites
  • Area
    29Ha
  • Age of Vines
    25 years
  • Atlantic
    Vineyard located 20km away from the sea, very strong Atlantic influence, permanently blowing wind coming from the ocean
  • Farming
    Organic Farming (100% of the vineyard certified - PT-BIO-08)