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Red Wine – Monte Velho

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Monte Velho

Monte Velho

For the last of today’s wine reviews, I’m finishing with a Portuguese classic – Monte Velho. This wine from the Alentejo is hugely popular and available everywhere, including the majority of restaurants. Available in both red and white, it is the red I write of here (the white is also delicious – more another time.) It’s popularity is  justified – this red is rich and lingering yet silky with it. It is full bodied enough to stand up to rich beef and lamb dishes without becoming “cloying” by the end of the bottle. After how much disappointing wine we used to get in the UK at around £7 per bottle, it is quite incredible that we now have this available as a “special treat” wine at under 4 euros per bottle.

PRICE: €3.79 – Everywhere (more in restaurants)

MY VERDICT: 9/10

SECOND OPINION (The Wife): Love it, love it, love it – very tasty and dangerously drinkable! 9/10

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8 Responses to “Red Wine – Monte Velho”

  • dogoyaro:

    Now THAT is a good one!…..a leeetle pricey for swiggers but a wonderful with a good meal.

  • Monterock:

    It’s my go to wine of choice, stands up well to spicy foods as well.

  • admin:

    I recommended this to some tourists in a supermarket the other day, I’m confident that they won’t have been disappointed!

  • Rio:

    I am pleased with the comments on your website and happy to know the price of “Monte Velho” from Alentejano Portugal is reasonably priced. I would be mighty pleased to know where in Surrey (Croydon), I could purchase this Red Wine which is one of the most palatable I and my wife have ever savoured. Thank-you for your kind assistance.
    Regards,
    Rio

  • Rio:

    I am pleased to know that Monte Velho – Red is available at such an affordable price. I would appreciate if you could let me know where I can purchase it in Croydon Surrey. This is by far the most palatable wine my wife and I have sincerely relished.
    Thanks for your assistance.
    Regards,
    Rio

  • admin:

    Hi RIo,

    I understand your enthusiasm, it is a great wine. I used to live in Surrey myself (Surbiton) and am sorry to say that Monte Velho is not readily available in the UK BUT there is a large Portuguese population in Stockwell, so it may be worth looking in one of the Portuguese shops there, you will probably find some.

    B

  • Fred:

    Hi Rio,
    Yes, true. As Admin said, you will be able to find Monte Velho in a few shops around the Brixton neighbourhood. There is a small portuguese grocery shop right by Brixton station that usually has this wine, although at a price (£8.00!!).
    Whenever I’m in Lisbon, I always bring back a couple of bottles.
    Fred

  • Rudi:

    Yes, a reasonable drink indeed.
    Come to Hamburg- we have a large Portugese Community.
    Monte Velho from 4,99 €.

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