Herdade do Peso Alentejo Reserva 2018
Region: Alentejo, Portugal
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 72% Alicante Bouschet 15% Petit Verdot 13% Syrah
Notes: Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable
Deep ruby in colour. Intense aromas of ripe blackberry, plum and raspberry combine with hints of balsamic and warm spicy notes of pepper and tobacco. On the palate, it is full-bodied with firm but ripe tannins and balanced acidity, culminating in a long and complex finish.
Despite its southerly location, Vidígueira is one of the cooler Alentejo sub-regions and benefits from cool Atlantic air funnelled inland from the coast by a gap in the surrounding mountains. The vineyards are planted on rolling hills and 12 different soil types have been identified with a predominance of limestone, which controls vine vigour and lends elegance to the wines. Precision viticulture is carried out on the estate and each grape variety has been matched to its ideal plot. All of the Herdade do Peso vineyards are sustainably farmed and the on-site reservoir provides much-needed water to irrigate the vineyards during the warm Alentejo summers.
Situated in the south of the Alentejo, in the commune of Vidígueira, the Herdade do Peso estate covers a total of 457 hectares. On the estate are 160 hectares of vineyard planted on gently rolling hills, a new eco-friendly winery, an on-site reservoir and remarkable olive groves which date back to Roman times.