Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Monte Velho White 2013

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

Red White

Wine Concept

With a distinctly Alentejo profile, this wine aims to transmit the uniqueness of the Alentejo and the quality of Herdade do Esporão wines to more people. Balanced and gastronomic, it is an excellent choice for a variety of occasions and consumers.


2014, San Diego International Wine Competition – Silver
2014, Concours Mondial Bruxelles – Silver


Integrated Production (certified)

The 2013 viticultural year was characterized by a cool and wet spring followed by a dry summer with large diurnal temperatures, making for good maturation conditions and sound healthy grapes.

Clay/loam structure, granite/schist origin.

16 years

Grape Varieties

Antão Vaz, Perrum, Roupeiro

Vinification / Maturation

Destemmed, must chilled, membrane pressed, cold settled, fermented in stainless steel tanks with temperature control, centrifuged off gross lees, fining, cold stabilized and early bottling.

More Information

Launched for the first time in 1992, its name comes from the monte located next to the Caridade reservoir, at Herdade do Esporão. At the time, the wine boasted the same origin and philosophy as Esporão Reserva but was created to reach more people and make daily wine consumption an experience.

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.

Made with grapes from throughout the region, it is the result of partnerships lasting over 15 years with suppliers from the different sub-regions, who use the same integrated production system as Esporão. These sustainable practices, which preclude the use of pesticides and herbicides, are crucial to soil quality and fertility, which provide the vineyard with natural protection that influences the quality of the wines.

Ever faithful to its roots, Monte Velho is the Alentejo in a glass, coming to represent a benchmark of the region in Portugal and the world over the years.

Wine Makers

David Bavestrock and Luís Patrão


Crystal clear, pale straw colour.


Firm, intense and well balanced palate, persistent aromatic fruit with a long finish.


375 ml   ·   750 ml


January 2014


13.5 %

Total Acidity

7 g/l



Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.6 g/l