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Herdade de São Miguel Art.Terra Curtimenta 2021


Orange in color. Aromas of mandarin orange, mint, and cinnamon. On the palate, there is nice freshness and minerality as well as silky tannins and a medium body.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The soil is clay and schist. The grapes are hand- harvested, followed by partial destemming. The fermentation is with entire berries, temperature- controlled between 64.4 F to 77 F (18 C and 25 C). Foot pigeage. Maceration after fermentation. The wine is aged in old French oak barrels for 6 months.

2021 was a challenging year at Casa Relvas. Winter was cold and rainy. Spring was also rainy, with a medium pressure of mildew. The vines responded well in terms of hydric needs during the beginning of the vegetative season. Temperatures this summer were quite mild, with only a few days above 100.4 F (38 C). Ripening was very slow, promising a great 2021 vintage.

Serving Hints
This wine pairs well with Iberian tapas, roasted meats, and dried fruits.

Producer: Casa Relvas
Region: Alentejano
Country: Portugal
Wine Composition: 50% Arinto, 40% Antão Vaz, 10% Viognier
Alcohol: 12.5 %
Total Acidity: 5.9 G/L
Residual Sugar: 0.2 G/L
pH: 3.24

Press Highlights

2015: 89 Pts - Wine Advocate, June 2016

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