Monte Formigão

Description / History

Born of the creative genius of our grandparents who planted them, and of our parents who preserved this legacy in harmony with nature and gave us the bility to dream, a part of our heritage are these grapevines gnarled with age, that can resist the severity of the climate, and survive heat, drought, and frost. The Monte Formigão vines nurture our dream of showing the world how, from the village of Podentes, in a remote corner of a very old and historical, yet
unknown region, unique wines are created.

The region of Coimbra, in central Portugal, has been producing wine as far as the Roman times: mosa ics depicting wine production were discovered a few
kilometres away from Podentes, in the Romans ruins of Rabaçal, which date from IV AD. The first written record of the existence of an estate in Podentes
dates from 1147. We also know that in 1220, the Mon astery of Santa Cruz de Coimbra owned vineyards and houses in Podentes.

It is here, in Podentes, that António Ramos started the production of wine in the late nineteenth century. Four generations later, Maria Rita Falcão Ramo s, her daughter Carla and her son in law Alexandre perpetu ate the vision of the founder as they continue crafting a unique wine.