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Herdade São Miguel Escolha dos Enologos Red Wine 2019


This wine offers a deep ruby hue with violet hints, along with complex aromas of ripe red fruits, wild flowers, spices, vanilla and toasted notes. On the palate, it is well- balanced and round, with nice structure, smooth tannins, and a rich taste of fruits and spices.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The soil is clay and schist. Although the small production, 2019 was a year of excellence in Alentejo. The winter was cold with some rain. Spring and summer were mild and dry. During maturation cold and dry nights allowed for a perfect phenolic maturation level. The soil is clay and schist. The grapes are hand - harvested. Total destemming. Maceration before fermentation for 48 hours. Fermentation with controlled temperatures of 71.6 F – 78.8 F (22°C - 28°C) in open vats with automatic pigeurs. Malolactic fermentation took place in French oak barrels. The wine was aged in the 400L French oak barrels for 9 months.

Serving Hints
Ideal to serve with full-flavored and roasted red meats, game, and pork.

Producer: Casa Relvas
Region: Alentejano
Country: Portugal
Wine Composition: 50% Alicante Bouschet, 30% Touriga Franca, 20% Touriga Nacional
Alcohol: 14.5 %
Total Acidity: 5.9 G/L
Residual Sugar: 1 G/L
pH: 3.56

Press Highlights

2019: 93 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Oct 2021
2019: 91 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Mar 2022
2019: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate, May 2021
2018: 92 Pts - 'Best of Year Issue Buying Guide', Wine Enthsiast, Nov 2020
2016: 92 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, May 2017
2015: 92 Pts - Wine Spectator, May 2017
2015: 92 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, May 2017
2014: 93 Pts - 'Cellar Selection', Wine Enthusiast, Apr 2016

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