ALVARINHO/ALBARIÑO is Iberia’s Finest White grape! Great aromatics with lots of white flower, citrus, guava, stone fruits and a touch of minerality. Juicy and fresh with bright acidity, to the point of salivation. Medium to full bodied. Recommended by Lonely Planet!
“Alvarinho is the delicious, tart and full-bodied variety of white vinho verde produced around Monção and neighbouring Melgaço. If you’d like a tasting, stop by this adega 1.8km south of Monção on the N101 to Arcos de Valdevez. Otherwise, the clutch of bars around Monção’s principal squares will be happy to oblige.” (Lonely Planet)
Monção’s Winery (“Adega Cooperativa Regional de Monção, CRL.”) was founded on the 11th of October of 1958 thanks to the initiative of 25 vine growers.
The Adega Cooperativa de Monção is one of Portugal’s best co-operatives, making a decent range of wines at very good prices.