2020 Herdade do Sobroso Cellar Selection Tinto
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. This beautiful Herdade do Sobroso Cellar Selection Tinto is a blend of the Alicante Boushet & Syrah.
The Syrah & Alicante Bouchet grapes for this Herdade do Sobroso Cellar Selection Tinto are hand-picked and only very gently crushed. The wine fermented in open fermentation vats under controlled temperature and then allowed to mature for more than 12 months in new 500 liter French oak barrels, followed by a further 6-9 months of bottle aging. The wine has a beautiful red color in the glass. In the nose, the wine has beautiful notes of red ripe fruit, cocoa and jam. In the mouth it is full-bodied with a long-lasting and elegant finish. The quality shines through this wine because everything is really well balanced here - freshness, fruit, dosed alcohol - we would almost call it a Portuguese Burgundy and the winemaker Filipe Teixeira Pinto thought so too because this beauty is also bottled in a beautiful Burgundy bottle. Combine this beautiful wine with traditional Portuguese meat dishes or mature cheeses. Nice to drink but can certainly plummet for another 10+ years. Open or decant early in its younger years and pour this wine into a large, spacious glass. For example, our beautiful Spiegelau Bourgogne glasses
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
|Herdade do Sobroso
|Alicante bouschet, Syrah-Shiraz
|Drinking as of
|Dark fruit, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Powerful, Flexible, Tannines, Full
|Barbecue, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard