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Herdade de São Miguel Art.Terra Amphora Tinto Red 2020


This wine offers a bright red color, along with aromas that feature strong primary fruit with some earthy notes as well as notes of iodine and eucalyptus from the amphora. The palate is soft and pleasant, with great texture and fine tannins.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
2020 was a difficult year in Alentejo. The winter was cold and rainy and the spring was very rainy with a lot of mildew pressure. The summer was hot and dry. However, the soils showed a big presence of water. During the maturation, the cold and dry nights preserved the acidity and reached very balanced levels of phenolic maturation.

The soil is clay and schist. The grapes are hand- Harvested. Fermented in Amphora with indigenous yeasts. Long contact with skins (around 60 days). The wine is aged sur lies in small amphoras for 3 months.

Serving Hints
Ideal to serve with Mediterranean food, soft cheeses, and traditional Alentejo sausages.

Producer: Casa Relvas
Region: Alentejo
Country: Portugal
Wine Composition: 50% Aragonez, 40% Trincadeira, 10% Moreto
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Total Acidity: 5.6 G/L
Residual Sugar: 0.3 G/L
pH: 3.8

Press Highlights

2016: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Oct 2017
2015: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Nov. 2016

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