Very pleasant jammy fruit aromas vanilla notes. The fruit flavours are well balanced with the oak. Very smooth and velvety it has a long finish making the wine a perfect food match
Grapes: Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Nacional
Alcohol Content: 14%
Residual Sugar (g/l): 2.5
Total Acidity (g/l): 5.4
Region / Vineyards
The Herdade is located in Marmelar, Vidigueira, a location with a centuries-old winemaking tradition dating back to Roman times and later pursued by the Knights Templar.
To this fine tradition and to the richness of its soils, considerable investments to improve water management resources was made by Monte Herdade da Ribeira, building dams on the water course running through the Herdade in order to optimize conditions indispensable to the vineyards.
Herdade Monte da Ribeira, and the neighboring terrains acquired through the years, comprises a territory of over 1000ha. These are mostly forested areas where one will find holm oaks, cork oaks and strawberry trees. The area is also the habitat of species such as hares, deer and wild boars, which can here be seen in the wild.
Due to the region’s intense dryness in the summer, several dams and ponds have been built to sustain irrigation systems for vineyards and olive groves.
Vinification / Ageing
Fermented in stainless steel vats the wine has had 6 months ageing using two years old French oak barrels, making it a fuller and long ageing wine.
Press and Awards
1st Prize Confraria dos Enófilos do Alentejo [Confraternity of Enophiles of Alentejo] The Alentejo Bottled Wines competition, part of the initiatives promoted by the confraternity of Enophiles of Alentejo is running on its 5th triennial edition and provides an invaluable contribution to the divulgation of the wines of Alentejo; its latest challenge is to award wine image.
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