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Trajadura, for example, we
often find a light, cheerful,
refreshing white. Joining
Alvarinho and Loureiro, we
obtain a fragrant, elegant
and fine wine.
The most ambitious wines are
almost always made exclusively
from Alvarinho. Here too, the
profiles are very diverse: more
exuberant wines, with aromas
and flavors that resemble
tropical fruits; more contained
wines, focused on orange
and tangerine citrus fruits;
wines in which fermentation in
wooden barrels has built a full
body, with a creamy texture
and intense flavor. Without
forgetting the sparkling, fruity
and fine that are gaining more
and more devotees.
With their individual
variations, the whites of
Monção and Melgaço have,
however, important common
denominators: they are intense,
elegant, and expressive;
they have a strong identity,
reminiscent of the territory in

which they were born; they are
long-lived, growing over time
in the bottle with nobility, and
gaining the complexity and
refinement that is only within
reach of truly great wines.
They are also gastronomic-
that is, they are perfect wines
for the table.
THE TABLE
It is at the table that the Monção
and Melgaço wines reveal the
best they have to offer. Deeply
versatile, they are suitable for
a wide variety of moments,
dishes, and delicacies.
Sparkling wines are the right
choice for smoked oysters
and fish, such as salmon or
swordfish. The blends of
Alvarinho and Trajadura, or
Alvarinho and Loureiro, are
best accompanied by cooked
seafood or grilled lean fish, like
sea bream, sea bass, and sole.
Alvarinho whites, with their
intensity, balance and fruit
expression, are suitable for
more elaborate or more intense

dishes, like seafood rice; baked
snapper, corvina, or grouper;
Caesar salad; or grilled lean
meats, like quail or chicken.
A Monção and Melgaço
Alvarinho fermented in barrels,
rich, dry and firm in acidity,
has only the sky as its limit.
But a few exceptional pairings

remain: cod (in all its variants),
fatty fish, pasta, grilled veal
and, in perfect harmony,
sheep's cheese and Iberian ham.
Regardless of the dish or the
moment, Monção and Melgaço
is a whole experience of aromas
and flavors, made of enduring
wines, wines you'll never forget.


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