Péra Doce Tinto 2018, from the Alentejo region of Portugal, produced by the Parras Wines.
Alentejo is the largest wine region in Portugal and also one of the most diverse. Its 22,000 hectares of vineyards extend over plains, hills and mountains and are based on different types of soil: clay, limestone, marble, sand, schist, granite. The climate is the continental Mediterranean, with greater thermal amplitudes in the interior regions.
In the Alentejo house of Parras Wines, Herdade da Candeeira, there were once a large number of fruit trees, including pear trees, which in fact justified the property’s former name, Herdade das Pereiras. They were juicy and sweet pears, ripened by the Alentejo sun.
The same sun ripens today the grapes, from which originate this Pêra Doce red wine, that fruit gave the wine their name.
(‘Pêra’ means pear in English, and ‘Doce’ means sweet.)
The wine presents deep purple color in the glass.
A really great Alentejo red in the good 2018 vintage. Aromas of lovely, ripe black fruits on the nose, plum and black cherry, nuances of vanilla, oak, tobacco, chocolate, damp forest ground and licorice, with the sweet scent of blackberry jam.
On the palate, is lively, complex and friendly. A very smooth and harmonious wine, the character of vanilla and oak is balanced with the sweet and sour flavors of cherry.
A profile based on ripe fruits, plum and jammy. An aromatic, medium-bodied red with soft acidity and strong tannins. Extremely long, sweet and herbacious, round finish.
A multi-awarded wine with an appetizing freshness and 13,5% alcohol content.
Consume this drink at a temperature of 15-16 °C.
Pairing well with Asian spiced pork, Indian tandoori, gyros, lamb meat, European paellas or Argentinean beef.
This is one of the most popular wines from Alentejo.