Full red in color; refined and powerful of scent with an aroma of ripe blackberries, toasted oak and vanilla. The full flavor is balanced, rich and aromatic; the aftertaste has mild, soft tannin and a persistent aroma.
Alexandre Relvas and his assistant Nuno Franco, both œnologists, choose each year - independently of each other - the best barrels of wine from the native grapes alicante bouschet, touriga franca and touriga nacional. Then they make a special assembly of this selection, with as many preferential characteristics as possible of both winemakers. This impressive red alentejo comes from vineyards on slate clay bottoms. These vineyards almost naturally provide a low yield and therefore concentrated grapes. After picking, the grapes ferment in temperature-regulated open barrels, the so-called lagares. The second lactic acid fermentation and ripening takes nine months and takes place in 400-liter vessels of French oak. The result is a deep-colored, powerful red wine with an impressive aroma of ripe fruit and dosed oak. The wine has structure, but is not heavy or log and ends with a long, soft aftertaste. A crowd favorite!