Our family was amongst the pioneers of modern Douro wines. In the 1990s we began producing Douro DOC wines from the same vineyards and indigenous grape varieties that had always made great port. We released the first Altano red in 1999 and we haven't looked back. Today, the Altano range enjoys global distribution and the wines have received widespread recognition for their quality and distinctiveness.
The Altano reds are produced solely with grapes from our vineyards. The grapes for the Altano whites come from specific vineyards privately owned by members of our family and selected farmers with vineyards in higher altitude areas, many who have supplied us for decades.
Each year our winemakers are challenged to produce wines that best reflect our unparalleled collection of vineyards, selecting the most suitable grapes depending on the year’s specific conditions and characteristics. In a region of 21,400 farmers, our 26 Quintas are an exceptional guarantee of quality, allowing our viticulture and winemaking teams a level of control and choice that is unique in the region.
The Altano range consists of Altano Reserva tinto (a red reserve made principally from Touriga Nacional complemented with Touriga Franca, aged in French oak for 10 months), Altano Reserva branco (a white reserve made principally with Viosinho, Códega do Larinho and Gouveio), Altano Organic (a red made with organic grapes from our vineyards in the Douro Superior), Altano tinto (a full-bodied, fruity red made with a blend of traditional grape varieties) and Altano branco (a fresh, vibrant white with citrus notes and tropical aromas).