A Wonderful White Wine For Warm Weather

A Wonderful White Wine For Warm Weather

SOLD OUT! Spring is officially here, and summer is right around the corner. I know there are some out there who drink red wine all the time, but for those like me whose taste in wine changes with the season, I’ve got the perfect warm weather white wine for you.

Yes, you can always do Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio or un-oaked Chardonnay, but that’s been done a million times folks. It’s time to tap into your adventurous side and taste something different. The 2009 Monte Velho Blanco is the wine you need to try!

Monte Velho Blanco

2009 Monte Velho Blanco

Luscious, ripe, and exotic Portuguese White!


The wine hails from Alentejo in southern Portugal, the area where Portugal’s climate warms up and escapes the Atlantic influence. That means it’s hot and dry, and the wines produced here are riper and fuller.

The Esporao estate is one of the leading producer in Alentejo, and they produce a broad range of wines, both white and red. The Monte Velho Blanco is their entry level white, and it is a blend of Roupeiro, Antao Vaz, and Perrum, all grapes that are native to Southern Portugal.

Right when I smelled this one, I knew I was going to buy it. I love aromas of peach in my white wines, and this one literally smells of summer, South Carolina peach. In addition, exotic notes of ripe tropical fruits and white flowers show up in the bouquet and on the palate. Ripe and fruit-packed yet dry and zesty, this is my pick for the top summer white wine value of the year.

Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville