Fruity, spicy & fresh - generous and approachable.
Tasting Notes: Intense lifted aromas of black currants & blueberries - fresh and young. The freshness continues to the palate enhancing the rich, spicy flavours - juicy ripe fruit, supple tannins and that lovely fresh finish.
A combination of hand and machine-picked grapes are sourced from Alianca's own vineyards in the Alentejo region in the south-east, not far from the Spanish border. Here low yielding, old vines are tended traditionally from plantings on clay soils. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats controlled at 30 degrees for 6 days with extended maceration on the skins to extract sufficient colour, fruit and tannins. The wine is matured in tank for a few months before bottling.
Food Match : Lamb Stew, Vegetable Lasagne with rich tomato sauce. Grilled meats. Meatier fish dishes. Fresh cheeses.
Grape : Aragones 60%, Trincadeira 30% & Aicante Bouschet 10%
Producer : Hugo Carvalho
Country : Alentejo, Portugal