About This Wine
The Fontes da Cunha family never intended to make wine.
In 1994, they bought 1.5 hectares of the Quinto do Mondego in Portugal to use for a vacation home and a weekend getaway destination. When the harvest season rolled around, it was seen as a time of fun for family and friends.
Then in 1996, the vineyard property was restructured, and a year later, the family decided to plant its own vines. Since several years must pass before grapevines are ready to produce, it would not be until 2003 that the family would make its first wine from its Touriga Nacional grapes. They called it Munda Red, and it was an instant hit.
The family now makes wine under a handful of labels. The Mondeco name is the Latin translation of the name of the Mondego River, and the 2011 Mondeco Vinho Tinto is a five-variety cuvee that’s complex, fruitful and delicious.
About Other Red
- Grape Composition:Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Jaen and Baga
- Grape Source:Portugal’s Dao Region
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Raspberry Liqueur, Strawberry Compote, Cocoa, Leather and Cardamom
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks & French Oak Casks for 10 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2018
- Food Pairing SuggestionFrango grelhado (grilled chicken seasoned with piri-piri, garlic and olive oil).
15 recipes match for this wine.
Ratatouille Terrine Here's a recipe for a tasty dish that has a movie named after it this summer. The Chicago Tribune calls it &quot;an upscale version of the French peasant dish,&quot; and we'd suggest serving it with almost any wine - white, red, pinksparkling - as long as the wine is light-bodied. This recipe yields 12 servings. Get The Recipe
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The RecipeDown Island Burgers With Mango Mayo And Grilled Onions Each year, Sutter Home Winery conducts a &quot;Build a Better Burger&quot; recipe contest, and this year's winner was Julie DeMatteo, a retired school teacher from Clementon, New Jersey. We tried her recipe with a Rose, and the match was perfect. It also matches well with a wide array of red wines, and makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe