Sericaia Tapada do Coronel Alentejo Tinto
This is a project from winemaker Sonia Martins, who hunted for old traditional vineyards of high potential in the mountainous Serra de Sao sector of the Alentejo, where the soils are poorest and most mineral and the diurnal temperature shift is at its greatest.
From the Tapada single vineyard, which consists of very old vines planted at 700 metres above sea level on granite, schist and clay without any irrigation.
A quick maceration followed by long, warm fermentation and 10 months ageing in French oak barrels.
Grape: Aragonês, Moreto,Trincadeira and other old vines from Tapada do Coronel.
Tasting Notes: A really complex, powerful red with baked plums, blackcurrent, licorice and roasted meat notes. Long and concentrated; this is really impressive.
Food Match: Iberico Pork, braised beef, mature cheese.
An alternative to: Hermitage.
Closure: Natural Cork
Farming Practices: Organic - Vegan - Contains Sulfites
|Country of Origin||Portugal|
|Grape Variety||Aragonês / Moreto / Trincadeira|
|Flavour||Ripe & Spicy|