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Uncondemned Medieval 2018

Very Old “backyard” vineyards in the rural inland Portugal areas are condemned to be abandoned. The wine was a product used at home like olive oil, vegetables or animals. Currently, the next generation can’t live from the land as they have employments elsewhere and no time to care for the land.

So André, the winemaker at Quinta do Montalto, took action and in collaboration with Portuguese Story, decided to save the vines. In 2018 the uncondemned wine project (second year) involves 2 vineyards with 120 -150 years old.

Tasting Notes

“The  Fernão Pires lends a refreshing juiciness to an open-knit but fresh, lively palate, very succulent, with lifted cinnamon, dried fig, violets and tobacco notes to its blackberry and plum fruit. Gently mouth coating, chocolatey tannins remind you this is a red wine.  Refreshing with spice and tannin, this truly hybrid wine neatly expresses white and red qualities.” Sarah Ahmed

Alcohol Vol% 14
SO2 mg/L (total) 64 mg/L
Producer Quinta do Montalto
Category Organic, Vegan
Vintage 2018
Grape varieties Old Vines (50% white Fernão Pires, 50% red Trincadeira)
Region Lisboa
Type Red


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