Quintas De Melgaço, a Unique Winery With a Great History
The Quintas de Melgaço is a unique winery with a great history, soul, and secrets of a wine collection that has something special and distinct. The company stands for excellence and difference from the normal winemakers of the world. It is the first Portuguese company and the first Melgaço county winery to be certified by NP EN ISO 9001:2000 for quality and food safety management. These certifications were awarded to the winery on the 27th June 2007 by SGS ICS. The owners aim to put Alvarinho among the noblest wines on the planet. Their development strategies and innovative methods allow them to make Alvarinho wines of high quality and satisfy all the stakeholders in the organization.
Alvarinho, the Most Valuable Grape in Portugal
The Alvarinho is the most valuable grape in the country because of its rarity and low production. The location, luxurious surroundings, soil, and microclimate generated by the proximity of the Minho River make the region perfect to grow high-quality grapes. The most important stage in winemaking is the harvesting practices and maturation of grapes by the producers. The staff at Quintas de Melgaço combines their traditional methods with modern and innovative processes to make sure the wines are of the best quality possible. Before the bottling, their experts check whether the wines have the correct chemical composition. The Green Wines Viticulture Commission’s Lab issues the Approval Seal to their wines after an examination. The Food Safety System controls all the stages in their winemaking process from the cellar to the bottle.