The natural cradle for Vinhos Verdes
This region enjoys unparalleled natural conditions. Although the mostly granitic soils are fed by high rainfall, the climate is, above all, mild. A special microclimate that combines perfectly with the variations in relief.
Between steep slopes and open valleys, the wines reflect the nuances of the landscape.
In every corner, a possibility of flavor. In each glass, the natural splendor of the region.
Monção and Melgaço: a unique sub-region
The sub-region of Monção and Melgaço is one of the 9 sub-regions of the Vinho Verde Region. It is characterized by having a particular microclimate, largely influenced by its proximity to the south bank of the river Minho and for being located in a mid-slope
Winters are cold, with intermediate precipitation, and summers are hot and dry. The Atlantic influence finds a natural protection in the slope of the territory.
A peculiar combination that offers special conditions for the formation of small, winged and somewhat compact clusters. That’s why the Alvarinho variety is the queen here. Some historical records claim that this variety was born in this territory.
If in the vineyard, the privileged natural condition allows it to reach its full potential, the same can be said of the contribution made by the people who take such good care of it. The birthplace of Alvarinho is here, also because a people dedicated itself to a variety and turned it into an unmistakable symbol of the region.
The viticulture of Monção and Melgaço is not only made of white grape varieties. Vinhão is the most expanded red grape variety of the region. It inspires full-bodied, harmonious and very tasty profiles.