Herdade do Peso, Colheita Alentejo Tinto, 2018
Region: Alentejo, Portugal
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 74% Alicante Bouschet 16% Petit Verdot 10% Syrah
Notes: Vegetarian, Vegan
This wine is vibrant ruby in colour. On the nose there are concentrated aromas of forest fruits, hints of herbs and a lovely spiciness from the oak ageing. On the palate, it is smooth, rich and full-bodied, with elegant tannins providing structure and a lifted acidity carrying the flavours onto the long 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 Herdade do Peso 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 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.