(2019) A blend of local varieties Touriga Naçional, Tinta Roriz (a.k.a Tempranillo) and the Syrah grape of France, which is not an unusual marriage down in the Algarve, which is more experimental than Portugal's more established wine regions. Spicy, richly-fruited and dark in colour, it is crammed with sweet and ripe berry and plum fruit, tobacco and some coffee tones before more of the same on the palate. Terrifically intense and sweet fruit, ripe to overripe flavours verging on prune and currant, but with good balance from its rustic tannins and freshening acidity. A big, warming mouthful, terrific for wintery dishes or firework celebrations perhaps. Watch the video for more information and food-matching ideas.
(2011) Aragonez and Trincadeira, as well as Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. From schist slopes, this is bold and sinewy, with vine fruits and lots of chocolate-edged, plum and cassis. There's a pencil-shaving quality of French oak layered nicely on top. The palate has delicious sweetness and ripeness, the mouth-filling espresso and cassis ripeness set against the creamy texture and silky tannin. International, but terrific.
(2011) Composed, savory finish to wash down a stew or meaty pizza.
(2010) Grape Varieties: Alfrocheiro, Bastardo & Alicante Bouschet. Big, jammy, raspberry and raisin fruitiness with a dense, smoky fruitiness on the palate.