Estremoz / Alentejo / Portugal
Alentejo Regional Wine
Alicante Bouschet (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Alfrocheiro (10%) and Aragonez (10%).
The grapes are selected on the filtering table, destalked, and then the maceration takes place at a cool temperature. The fermentation is carried out in tanks at controlled temperature and the grapes are foot-pressed.
After the malolactic fermentation has finished, the wine is matured for 12 months in 1-year and 2-year French and American oak barrels. After bottling, the bottle rests for 12 months in the cellar. To preserve all its qualities, this wine was not stabilised and may create sediments naturally.
Between 7 and 10 years, if stored in a cool and dark place with the bottle lying down.
Clear, dark garnet-coloured wine, with black fruit, gooseberry, blackcurrant, cocoa and spicy aromas. It is an intense, complex and nicely structured wine, with wellbalanced acidity and tannins and a lasting finish.
Luís Mira & Tiago Garcia