The VINEYARD

Located in the small town of Goães, Quinta do Montinho stands in the heart of the Vinho Verde Region in the lush green landscape of Northwest Portugal. Although it is located within the boundaries of Cávado river valley sub-region the estate stands on the left bank of upper Neiva River valley, a small and narrow valley located between the larger, sub-region defining Cávado and Lima river valleys, showcasing traits of the two sub-regions.

In this special place the emblematic wild horse from Peneda-Gerês National Park, Garrano, can often be seen given the estate’s location in a small mount (“Montinho”) near the first mountains of the Park. The Atlantic Ocean breezes moderate the otherwise harsh mountain climate.

Quinta do Montinho’s poor, light, drained granitic soils although not suited for large productions produces concentrated, high quality wines. This soil type combined with moderated Atlantic influence, North exposure and medium altitude (200 m) results in an unique Terroir where fresh, medium bodied, super expressive wines are naturally made.

The Estate’s entire production is dedicated to white wines, being the traditional Loureiro and Alvarinho the most planted varieties completed with small plantations of Arinto and Fernão-Pires.

The perfect solar exposure and the poor granitic soil ensure the ideal maturation of these traditional varieties, even though the combination of the ocean influence, North exposure and altitude delay the plant natural cycle which results in more complex and fresher wines even in hottest years.