Quinta Da Fonte Souto Florao


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Producer: Quinta Da Fonte Souto
Vintage: 2017
Alcohol: 14%

Colour: Pale Yellow
Nose: Peach, Apple
Palate: Lemon, Smoke

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Quinta da Fonte Souto is in the Portalegre subregion of the Alto Alentejo in southern Portugal. Close to the São Mamede range (1,025 metres), the property benefits from the area’s altitude with its cooler microclimate in sharp contrast to the Alentejo region’s typically hot and dry conditions. Yields are low due to the schist and granite soils, which are less fertile than those found in the flat and rolling terrain which characterizes the majority of the Alentejo. There are 207 hectares on the property, of which 43 are planted with vines. The principal grape varieties are Aragonês, Alfrocheiro, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The property has a substantial chestnut grove, from which its name is derived — ‘souto’ refers to a wooded area planted with chestnut trees. The Florão Red and White represent the most approachable wine style from the Fonte Souto estate, made with all the attention to detail and care of the other estate wines, but with a more youthful profile intended for drinking young. Their freshness, balance and structure clearly identify them as wines born of the unique Fonte Souto terroir


Attractive aromatic exuberance with peach and white plum notes as well as hints of green apples and lemon, reflecting the importance of the Arinto variety in the wine’s make up. The palate has a smoky trace with vibrant acidity underscoring fine freshness and the characteristic minerality of Fonte Sou-to’s soils. The finely textured finish reflects superb balance.


Best paired with dressed salads, marinated antipasto, and simply prepared crustaceans such as crab and lobster. A perfect wine to pair up with grilled lighter fare like white fish fillets, quail, and vegetable brochettes.

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