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Herdade de São Miguel Private Collection 2012


This wine is an intense red color. There are hints of wild berries and balsamic. It’s incredibly fresh with an excellent structure and balance.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
Every year, a friend is invited to choose the five best barrels of the previous vintage. This Private Collection 2012 was blended by Romain Bocchio, a winemaker and producer in Bordeaux. The grapes used in this wine were harvested by hand at different states of ripeness. After destemming, the grapes underwent a very cold soak, followed by maceration over 48 hours before fermentation. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures and with mechanic punching down. Once the fermentation process was over, the wine was in contact with the skins for one week. The wine was finally aged for 24 months in new and used French barrels.

Serving Hints
This wine pairs well with roasted red meats, game and pork

Producer: Herdade São Miguel
Region: Redondo - Alentejo
Country: Portugal
Wine Composition: 30% Aragonez, 20% Trincadeira, 20% Touriga Nacional, 20% Alicante Bouschet
Total Acidity: 5.8 G/L
pH: 3.60
Residual Sugar: 2.0 G/L
Alcohol: 14.5%

Press Highlights

2015: 92 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, June 2018
2015: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate, June 2018
2013: 92 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, May 2017
2013: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate #229, March 2017
2012: 94 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Apr 2016
2011: 94 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Oct 2015
2010: 93 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2013

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