Monólogo Chardonnay P706 is a monovarietal wine produced with grapes from vineyards in Quinta dos Espinhosos. The grapes are grown with sustainable and organic farming practices, the 2018 of this wine being the first one with organic certification. It’s a wine with great complexity and elegance.
The winter of 2017 was relatively dry. However, this trend inverted completely during the 2018 Spring, which registered far greater levels of precipitation than the average levels of rainfall for this time. These rains forced us to apply treatments in the vineyards for mildew and oidium. Also, in the beginning of March we had hailstorms in Quinta dos Espinhosos, which prejudiced the yields of some parcels.
Summer, on the other hand, was hot and dry, the average temperatures in August and September being much higher than the annual averages for these months. Despite the intense heat, the vines went thru the season without any issues.
The harvest of Quinta dos Espinhosos 2018 started early, on 11 of October, in consequence of the hot summer.