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Herdade São Miguel Sul Red 2020


This wine is ruby in color, with violet hints. Intense aromas of red and black forest fruits, harmoniously combined with floral and toasted notes. The palate is very juicy and fruity, with nice acidity and smooth tannins.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The soil is clay and schist. The grapes are mechanically-harvested during the night, followed by total destemming. Maceration before fermentation over 48 hours. Fermentation in stainless-steel vats with oak staves. 10% of the wine is aged in 400L French oak barrels for 6 months,

2020 was a difficult year in Alentejo. Winter was cold and rainy, and Spring was very rainy with a lot of mildew pressure. The Summer was hot and dry however, and the soils showed a big presence of water. During the maturation, the cold and dry nights helped preserve the acidity and led to the reaching of very balanced levels of phenolic maturation.

Serving Hints
This wine pairs well with Mediterranean food, pasta dishes, lamb, poultry and assorted soft cheeses.

Producer: Herdade São Miguel
Region: Redondo - Alentejo
Country: Portugal
Wine Composition: A blend of Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira, and Cabernet Sauvignon 
Alcohol: 13.5%
Total Acidity: 5.2 G/L
Residual Sugar: 5.8 G/L
pH: 3.69

Press Highlights

2015: 'Best Buy' - Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2016

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