Portugal: Red

Encostas do Enxoé Tinto Reserva 2016, Alentejo

Garnet colour, mature fruit aromas such as mulberry with oaky undertones and a lovely nuance of lead pencil shavings. On the palate, it shows a robust body with round and soft tannins and long finish. Extremely satisfying Portuguese red!

Encostas do Enxoé is the name of the local river in this small Pias village. The river provided a life source for the villagers during times of drought. A very fitting name for this stunning wine.

Awards:

  • Challenge International du Vin-Gold Medal
  • Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015-Commended
WineEncostas do Enxoé Tinto Reserva
StyleBig Alentejo red
VarietyAragonez (Tempranillo) , Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira and Touriga Franca
Vintage2016
WinemakingWinemaker: Leonardo Maia
6 months new French oak
Acidity: 5.1 g/l
PH: 3,62
ABV14%
Price£14.95

Vinha D’Ervideira Select Harvest 2018, Alentejo

Dark red wine, with hints of plum, wild berries and spices. Soft in the mouth, with an elegant structure and persistent finish.

Alentejo is one of the most premier up and coming DOCs within Portugal. Its wines offer a real point of difference, not only with the wider world but also, within Portugal itself. Many local native varieties truly shine here. Altentejo is also a hot spot for Tempranillo (called Aragonez here), famed, of course, by the Spanish DOCa Rioja.

Awards:

  • TAP Awards 2017-Best Wine
  • China Wine Awards 2015-Double Gold
  • Challenge International du Vin 2013-Bronze Medal

WineVinha D’Ervideira Select Harvest
StyleBold red with strong tannins and pronounced oak
VarietyAragonez (Tempranillo), Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage2018
Winemaking6 months new French oak
ABV14%
Price£14.95
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