2015’s label is inspired by the patterns of Reguengos de Monsaraz blankets, which are part of the cultural identity of a region from where this art originates. Produced according to the region’s winegrowing tradition, the variety of grapes and vinification techniques demonstrate the character of the region from whence it comes: rich aromas, a smooth palate and an excellent gastronomic bent.
Monte Velho White 2015 is produced with the traditional Alentejo grape varieties Antão Vaz, Roupeiro and Perrum. A crystalline wine with a citrus hue, it boasts lemon and fresh, delicate white fruit notes. Taut, intense and balanced with a long finish that underlines its aromas, it is fresh and versatile and ideal for light meals, such as grilled fish, salad and appetisers.
Monte Velho Red 2015 is produced predominantly with Aragonez, Trincadeira, Touriga Nacional and Syrah grapes. Aromas include wild berries with subtle spicy notes. This fresh, juicy wine with good depth and texture is an obvious partner to traditional dishes of the region it calls home, as well as cured sausages, fish stew and barbecues.
Monte Velho is made by the team led by Portuguese-Australian David Baverstock and winemakers Luis Patrão and Sandra Alves, the product of nature and winegrowing tradition combined with the know-how and innovation that distinguish Esporão.