When we come across the Alentejo landscape, we get to know a new reality. The endless space, the immensity of gentle undulation on the plain, the immaculate blue wide sky, the infinite horizon… A unique terroir where Pontual wines are born and which give a new meaning to Alentejo typicality.
The set of 150 hectares of vineyards, located in Alandroal, subdivided by grape varieties, give rise to Pontual wines and embody the Alentejo soul.
The soils, essentially made of brown shists, provide the ideal conditions for rooting vines – indigenous varieties, as well as others – and allow the unique potential of each one to be achieved, for high quality wines production.
All decisions are made by the winemaker Paolo Fiúza Nigra, who has over 35 years of experience.
The white grape varieties planted are typical of this region, other national and foreign varieties.
Alvarinho / Antão Vaz / Arinto / Encruzado / Perrum / Roupeiro / Sauvignon Blanc / Verdelho
The red grape varieties planted are those that have proven be the most successful in Alentejo.
Alicante Bouschet / Aragonez / Cabernet Sauvignon / Petit Syrah / Petit Verdot / Syrah / Tanat / Tinta Barroca / Touriga Nacional / Trincadeira / Vinhão
For white wines, winemaking begins with a total grape destemming, which are gently pressed, the juice is decanted and then slowly fermented at a low and strictly controlled temperature, between 13°C and 15°C, aging on lie fine, with periodic batonnage.
As for the red wines, the grapes are completely destemmed followed by maceration, pre-fermentation, for about 2 days, to promote the extraction of important skins and seeds compounds to the liquid, such as color, among others. Alcoholic fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 25°C. The wine ages in American and/or French oak barrels depending on the grape variety and the desired wine profile.