Quinta de Monforte

Quinta de Monforte

The place

Integrated into a hillside overlooking the city of Penafiel, the farm's architectural complex, impeccably renovated, includes a manor house, cross and 17th century chapel. The gardens and water fountains, the granite paths and walls, the vineyards and the biodiverse vegetation masses complete the charming and bucolic setting that personalizes Quinta de Monforte.

The story

Integrated into a hillside overlooking the city of Penafiel, the farm's architectural complex, impeccably renovated, includes a manor house, cross and 17th century chapel. The gardens and water fountains, the granite paths and walls, the vineyards and the biodiverse vegetation masses complete the charming and bucolic setting that personalizes Quinta de Monforte.

Sustainability

Installed on terraces supported by granite walls, the farm's vineyards are organized in rows of vines with a height above common in the region (2 meters) and a tight spacing (1 meter). This originality allows the creation of a vegetative wall that favors the use of the sun and, consequently, more airy grapes with better maturation. In addition to the vineyard area (40 hectares), there is a forest and scrubland surroundings. The ecosystem services that these biodiversity spaces provide are complemented with sustainable viticulture and nature preservation practices. The grape varieties planted on the farm are mainly those typical of the Vinho Verde region: Loureiro, Alvarinho, Vinhão, Azal, Padeiro de Basto and Fernão Pires.

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