The sub-region of Monção has a very specific microclimate and uses Alvarinho as its main grape variety, whose extreme wines are the ex-libris of this sub-region. The soils here are mainly granite and the vines grow exposed to the sun, favouring greater ripeness of the grapes. The microclimate is known for cold winters with average rainfall, while summers are hot and dry, which shows limited influence from the Atlantic. The sub-region runs along the south bank of the river Minho, in an area of semi-cliffs.
Citrus, minerals and soft apple and pineapple notes give this a very elegant nose. The palate reveals a smooth wine, with acidity that gives it freshness and length.
Preferably accompanies grilled fish and seafood.
Grapes: 100% Alvarinho