Passion

At Quinta do Casal Monteiro we are passionate about the art of winemaking, excelling to take special care, love and attention into every step of the vinification process.

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The Terroir

We take our role as custodians of the land very seriously, as such we adopt traditional viticulture methods allied with ecological integrated management practice to sustain our vines.

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The Wines

Made exclusively from Estate-grown grapes, for each brand, a different purpose and an appropriate blend, nonetheless the philosophy remains the same: The best quality possible in each segment.

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50 Great Portuguese wines for the USA

Clavis Aurea, Reserva 2012 is amongst the 50 Great Portuguese wines for the USA select by the Panel of Master Sommeliers: Peter Granoff, Dennis Kelly and Madeline Triffon in this 2016 edition.

Read the announcement here.

This is the second time one of our wines has been selected as one of the 50 great wines by US wine specialists (first time was Forma de ARte in the 2013 edition).

Check out the Panelist Perspectives:

“It is a more dramatic wine with very, very dark, blackberry fruit. Rich, intense, black peppers, a lot of tobacco and then it follows in the palate.” – Peter Granoff, MS

“I am on board! This wine has got beautiful, plush fruit quality. It will integrate nicely.” – Dennis Kelly, MS

“Like dark chocolate melted in. Has dark flavors, absolutely deep plumy fruit, oak, cool mint, herb tones, blackberry, lots of nice smooth tannins, and cassis. Lovely now, lot of appeal.” – Madeline Triffon, MS