About Symington Family Estates Altano
Founded in the late 19th century, the Symington Family Estates encapsulates an irrefutable passion for winemaking. Reigning from the sun-drenched terrains of Portugal, the Altano subgroup is a popular asset under the family's winemaking umbrella.
A perceptible display of family tradition, harmonised with a clear-cut approach to modern viticulture, the Altano winery sits in the heart of Portugal’s most eminent winemaking region, Douro Valley. Sprawling over high-altitude, sun-drenched plateaus and plunging valleys, the wild, rugged beauty of the Douro renders it a sight to behold. Yet, what truly distinguishes this valley is its ancient tradition of winemaking that spans centuries.
The Altano winery taps into this tradition with pride. Maintaining a clear respect for its roots, the wine produced here showcases the unique characteristics of its environment, capturing the essence of the Douro Valley’s complex terroir. The facilities at the winery are as impressive as the wine, equipped with state-of-the-art technology to aid in the production of their exceptional range of wines. Whether it's the bold reds, crisp whites, or the sumptuous Ports, the wine has a signature style; elegant, balanced and delightfully Portuguese.
Collaboration is at the heart of the Altano winery approach: from loyal, hardworking vineyard staff to the careful hands that craft each bottle, representing conversant knowledge and an opportunity to share in the quintessence of what makes the Douro Valley unforgettable.
Altano's success is not to be encapsulated strictly in flavours or aromas, it is about appreciating a distinct form of art – prevailing, evolving, adapting. The family's respect for the craft, in tandem with their acknowledgement of progress, creativity, and innovation. All of these factors contribute to making the Altano Winery, a beacon of winemaking excellence on a global scale.
But at its' core, the heartbeat of this winery emanates from a simple ethos: authentic winemaking, inspired by tradition, shaped by nature, and delivered with passion.
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