2020 Herdade do Sobroso Grande Reserva
Herdade do Sobroso is located in Vidigueira in the Alentejo region. This is one of the oldest wine regions in Portugal. In the beautiful Alentejo, Herdade do Sobroso has a perfect location with its vineyards situated on the banks of the river Guadiana and its tributary river Rio dos Patos or the river of the ducks. The trademark is therefore the ducks on the labels. It is the perfect setting for the ripening of the grapes and few vineyards have this luxury and this explains why this winery can make very nice wines because there is never a water debt. In addition to the fact that there is sufficient water, this region is the only one in the Alentejo that has the influence of the ocean that ensures healthy ripening.
The Grande Reserva is the pride of Herdade do Sobroso and is a blend of the Alicante Boushet & Cabernet Sauvignon. The Sobroso Grande Reserva is a true terroir wine with focus on the maximum expression of the unique terroir of Herdade do Sobroso next to the banks of the river Guadiana, where the vineyards are located.
The best grapes have been carefully selected, which are fermented after a soft fermentation in stainless steel open air barrels with controlled temperature, after which the wine is allowed to mature for a minimum of 18 months in new French oak barrels, followed by a bottle aging of at least 6 months before it becomes available. These wines are always made between 6000-7000 bottles and only come in the top years. The bottles are numbered.
In the glass, the Grande Reserva has a dark fresh red color and shows as the wine is: powerful and refined. The wine has red fruit such as cherry and currant, but also dark fruit such as ripe blackberries. We also smell leather, espresso, vanilla and pencil shavings. In the mouth the wine is full bodied, fresh with firm yet soft tannins and the aftertaste is long and very elegant. This is a real pleasure wine and a gastronomic all-rounder, so the Grande Reserva is an excellent accompaniment to traditional Portuguese meat dishes or with mature cheeses, but also delicious with a beautifully matured Rib Eye
GOOD FACT: In the Tab: Attachment you will find the official fact sheet of the wine and some beautiful photos of this great domain.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Winery||Herdade do Sobroso|
|Grape||Alicante bouschet, Syrah-Shiraz|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard|