Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Monte Velho White 2022

2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

Red White Rose

Wine Concept

A wine for all occasions.
With a balanced and gastronomic profile, it portrays the best aromas and flavors of Alentejo grapes.


The 2022 agricultural year was a dry year. During the vegetative rest period (autumn-winter) and spring, there were mild temperatures and low precipitation values. In the vineyard, budbreak was early, as in the previous year, and moderate temperatures anticipated vegetative development. The very high temperatures and the lack of water in the summer contributed to distant maturation between the varieties, resulting in a precision harvest with a special focus on the expression of each variety.

Granitic/schistose nature, open clay structure.

18 years in average.

Grape Varieties

Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro, Gouveio

Vinification / Maturation

Mechanical harvest, grape cooling, vacuum pressing, cold must decantation and fermentation at controlled temperatures in stainless steel vats for 15 days.

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

Sandra Alves & Teresa Gaspar.


Crystalline appearance, citrine.


Notes of white fruit and citrus, in a complex and enveloping set.


Fresh and balanced, with an elegant body and a long finish.


375 ml   ·   750 ml


Janeiro 2023


13 %

Total Acidity

5.7 g/l



Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.1 g/l