A year of turmoil for the vines, leads to extra fresh and fruity wines! The year started with a cold, dry winter. The spring continued cold but with a lot of rain, which delayed the start of the vegetative cycle. In summer, temperatures were lower than average and maturation ended later than usual. These atypical conditions contributed to the production of a more fresh and aromatic style of wine. Typically Mediterranean climate with a strong continental influence & huge temperature variations. Grapes are carefully selected both during the harvest and in the cellar. The grapes are de-stemmed before crushing, then proceed to maceration over a
Beautiful garnet colour. On the nose, the wine shows a fresh red fruit aroma with balsamic and some spiced notes. On the palate the wine has smooth tannins, with a lighter aftertaste than expected, mingling with notes of wild fruit and warm spices that confirm the aromatic sensations.
Alentejo is a region full of wonderful rich food born primarily out of poverty & resourcefulness. Popular local dishes like lamb stew, black pork, pork ribs & grilled octopus are lovely with this wine.