2019 Quinta do Monte d'Oiro Tinto
Monte d' Oiro 'the golden hill' is a reference to the hill on the Quinta that takes on a beautiful golden glow when the sun shines over it. The Quinta do Monte d'Oiro is a 100% syrah. The grapes matured on clay and limestone soils. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, after which the juice has been aged for 12-14 months in used French oak barrels.
Monte d'Oiro is the undisputed star in Syrah-based wines with often higher prices, but the Quinta do Monte d'Oiro Tinto is (still) very attractive in price and this has good concentration, relatively rich fruit and remarkable complexity. It fills the mouth and grips the palate. The finish is relatively long and beautiful. It stays elegant all the time. The wine has an elegant scent of red fruit and leather notes. The taste is smooth and fruity with a hint of black pepper. The finish is refreshing and smooth. The red Lisboa wine has a great price/quality ratio and this is recognized by many wine reviewers. What about Parker and Silver medal - Concours Mondial Bruxelles and the Bronze medal - Decanter
Parker writes of the 2019: " A somewhat funky Syrah, this still has a lot of class and substance for the modest price point. Textured and fresh, it caresses the palate nicely and delivers plenty of flavor. It's easy to appreciate the understatement here, which never goes to the point of creating a bland red without personality. It should age throughout the decade, maybe more"
This wine region in Portugal, about 50 kilometers north of Lisbon, has been known for its great terroir since the 17th century. In the 1980s, Quinta do Monte d'Oiro came into the hands of José Bento dos Santos, originally an industrial chemical engineer. He combines his passion for quality wine and gastronomy and has received many awards in both areas, both at home and abroad. The 20 hectares of vineyard are organically farmed. Naturally, local grape varieties have been planted such as Touriga Nacional and Arinto, but also the best global varieties such as Petit Verdot and Tempranillo (tinta roriz). The influence of the Atlantic Ocean and the limestone and clay soils give this area its unique terroir. Graça Gonçalves learned winemaking from her father, among others, and played a major role in the switch to organic production at Quinta do Monte d'Oiro.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Winery||Quinta do Monte d'Oiro|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Spicy, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard|