Quinta da Fonte Souto Branco


Quinta da Fonte Souto is the first property acquired by the Symington family beyond the Douro. Located in the sub-region of Portalegre in the Alto Alentejo, close to the Serra de São Mamede, the estate benefits from altitude and a cool microclimate, however, due to the schist and granite soils, yields are low, enabling the production of more concentrated and fresher wines.

With about 207 hectares, of which 43 are vineyards, the property is not only focused on the planting of vines for wine production but also has a substantial area of chestnut trees, from which the name “souto” (chestnut grove) derives.

The first wines from Quinta da Fonte Soute, were launched in 2019 and immediately made success. A Douro oenology adapted to the Alentejo privilege.


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Clear straw, golden colour
Nose Subtle, smoky toast with hints of vanilla and floral, honeysuckle notes with a background touch of grapefruit
Palate Appealing creamy texture punctuated by suggestions of lichee, yellow plum, tea and white pepper spice. The beautiful acidity provides freshness evocative of pine conifer woodland, giving the wine verve and elegance

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 75% Arinto and 25% Verdelho
Alcohol % 14.5%
Style Rich and full bodied white
Estate/Producer Charles Symington, Pedro Correia and José Daniel Soares
Country Portugal
Region Alentejo
Vintage 2020
Vinification Hand-picked grapes are placed in small, shallow boxes and taken to the on-site winery. Manual sorting is followed by de-stemming and gentle crushing after which the grapes are transferred to a pneumatic press for a light pressing. Fermentation begins in stainless steel vats but immediately after alcoholic fermentation commences, 60% of the wine is fermented and aged for 8 months in new barrels of 500L (French oak, Central European oak and acacia wood) in contact with the fine lees (sur lie) with frequent lees stirring or batonnage
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Great age potential


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