The Monte do Pintor Estate is owned by Sociedade Agrícola da Sossega, Lda., a company established in 1991 and having as its main object the production and marketing of wines. The first Monte do Pintor wine was produced in 1993. In 1995 we began the marketing of a Regional Wine with the brand name MONTE DO PINTOR.
The vineyard located on a gentle hillside facing south with very characteristic soils that possess an unmistakable “Terroir”. Only selected traditional red grapes from Alentejo like Trincadeira and Aragonez as well as Castelão, Moreto, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Caiada andAlicante, and white grapes like Verdelho, Arinto and Antão are planted.
Until the vintage of 1999 only 4 hectares of vineyard (the first planted) were producing in order to enhance the favourable growing development of new wines.
The harvest date is a decision wisely taken by our winemaker who daily analyses the maturity of the grapes, stock by stock, thus controlling the acidity, sugar, colour and richness of the tannins.