Marquês de Montemor

Marques de Montemor is the flagship brand for the Portuguese market. Marquis of Montemor is an historical figure from the 15th century. He was appointed the first Alcaide (governor) of Montemor-o-Novo by King Alfonso V, who later conferred on him the title of Condestável (general field marshall), in recognition for taking the city of Tangier in Morocco. The fact that he was the only noble to have born the title of Marquis of Montemor piqued the interest of Hans Jörg Böhm who, together with historian Jorge Fonseca, wrote a book about him. Dorina managed to have the name registered as a trademark after the book was published. And so the brand was born. This line of fruity and particularly expressive wines were created in his honour. The wine label itself was especially chosen and bears the portrait of this extraordinary strategist. The original, on old, traditional azulejo tiles, now hangs in the City Hall. Created from the northern varieties in union with those of the south, these wines are full of substance yet easily accessible – wonderful creations born of devotion to the task by our winemaking team, oenologists Carlos Ramos and Dorina Lindemann. The Marquês de Montemor is one of our most popular wines.