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Wine tasting at Monte de Salicos, Carvoeiro

Wine tasting at Monte de Salicos, CarvoeiroNothing like the wholesome scent of the country and the pleasure of gazing at the rows of neatly cared-for grape vines, sprouting courageously in their bright Spring green, high up on a ‘monte’ with 360º beautiful views all around … just a few minutes from the busy towns of Lagoa and Carvoeiro.
This is what a group of more than 30 property owners and residents found themselves doing on the afternoon of the 1st of May. The visit to Monte de Salicos vineyard was a pleasant surprise to the guests who were being invited to the Quinta’s first wine tasting experience.

I didn’t expect the extensive vineyard, so it felt I was entering a different world, after we crossed the gates,’ said property owner and part-time resident Randy H. Hesser, ‘I am always looking forward to these events, as you meet other property owners, exchange impressions, get a direct and very personal contact with the local business.’

Monte de Salicos vineyardOrganized by Marks & Morelli, Property Management-Western Algarve, the event was part of the company’s “Know your Local Business” initiative which is held periodically to bring awareness to the partnerships established in the region. Answering to increasing interest, this is the third year the clients enjoy regional wine tasting, served by the Herdade Monte de Salicos Marketing Director, Prof. José Benvindo Santos.

The tasting consisted of three Reds: started with the 2012, followed by the 2013 and ended with the 2013 ‘Selecção’ which has an added 4 months aging stage, in French oak barrels. The three reds incorporate the ‘castas’ Aragonês,Touriga Nacional, Syrah e Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine tasting at Monte de SalicosMonte de Salicos is a family endeavor, going on the third generation of dedicated owners who have chosen their careers in Medicine, but obviously have their hearts set in the wine making industry.
The present guests, representing a wide variety of nationalities (Swedish, American, Austrian, German, British, Portuguese, South African, Polish and French), were impressed with the overall quality-price of the wine served and are looking forward to next week, when the new Rosé will be available. Expect the first White next year.

I’d like to go back and bring along friends,’ added Hesser, ‘You end up developing a friendship with the people Marks & Morelli introduced you to and it really makes you feel like part of the community.

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