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.
This wine pairs well with Mediterranean food, pasta dishes, lamb, poultry and assorted soft cheeses.
Producer: Herdade São Miguel
Region: Redondo - Alentejo
Wine Composition: A blend of Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira, and Cabernet Sauvignon
Total Acidity: 5.2 G/L
Residual Sugar: 5.8 G/L