Monte da Ravasqueira has been linked to the José de Mello family for several generations. Located in the municipality of Arraiolos, the estate occupies a vast area of typical Alentejan landscape. The excellent geological conditions and the climate are well suited to the production of some of the best wine that the Alentejo has to offer. A great deal has been invested in planting vines and also in modern winemaking equipment and in meteorological and plant-health facilities. Investment at Monte da Ravasqueira has also been directed at the infrastructures of an oenotourism project. Monte da Ravasqueira is committed to the production of distinctive quality wines, while it is also engaged in a number or other activities involving the production of cork, olive oil and honey, as well as rearing fine cattle and fattening of black pig from Alentejo.
Early harvested and processed at low temperatures, the grapes that give rise to this Fonte da Serrana red define a young, aromatic and elegant style, translating into a best value for the consumer.
8 tons per hectare
Manual and machine harvest at night
Grapes conserved for 12 hours in boxes in the refrigeration chamber at 0ºC
Partial crushing and total destemmed
Maceration pre-fermentation in cold temperatures for 2 days.
Fermentation at 24º C, finishing at 28º C.
Dry bottling showing the exuberance of varieties.
Bright red colour with intense violet tones. Nose of red fruit, flora, light vegetal and spices. In the tasting it has good attack and volume, displaying an elegance and freshness style, ideal for drinking now, with a huge opportunity to gastronomic pairing.