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2015 Quinta do Montalto Fernão Pires Fernão Pires Lisboa
SRP: $17.868333333333 Bottle / $214.42 case of 12
1-27 Cases Landed Profit Margin: 21.99%
28+ Cases Landed Profit Margin: 32.25%
FOB Profit Margin: 43.10%
Quinta do Montalto not only dates back five generations to the year 1880, but also is one of very few wineries that continues to carry on a traditional style of local wine that dates back to the 1100’s, made in the same traditional way it always has been, and is now under the D.O.C. of Medieval de Ourém Encostas d’Aire. In general, the wines are labeled Vinho Regional Lisboa, because they are in the most northern zone of Lisboa (previously Estremadura), between the villages of Ourém and the religiously famous Fátima (where the Blessed Virgin Mary was said to appear to three children in 1917). Montalto is perched in the middle of 50 hectares of certified organic land, 15 of which are vineyards, and the rest are dedicated to fruit, gardens, and forest. Montalto's production of native varietals is beautifully illustrative of the grapes and area, as they use native yeasts for the fermentation of their Medieval and red wines, very neutral oak, and light filtering methods. Montalto's Cepa Pura Fernão Pires is a unique and delicious wine that comes from a local and very particular variety that has been planted in the area since medieval times. As a key component of the area’s famous ‘Medieval de Ourem,’ this is an example of Fernão Pires on its own, having gone through a gentle and natural fermentation in both American and French oak barrels with no temperature control. After regular stirring of the fine lees, and completion of fermentation, the wine is bottled and ready for consumption; although due to the complex nature of the grape and this wine, a bit of time in bottle or a decanting before drinking is recommended. Aromas are spicy with hints of wood, apple, distant flowers, and stone, leading to a fresh palate loaded with texture and zip at the same time. Acid and fruit are persistent in the mouth, and the finish is lingering and complex yet clean. All of Montalto's wines are pure, expressive, an incredible value, and a wonderful representation of what the region is known for.
Fanciful Name: Fernão Pires
Varietal: Fernão Pires
Annual Production: 5000
Country Of Origin: Portugal
Bottle Size: 750
Bottles Per Case: 12
Closure Type: Cork