Let’s celebrate this holiday season with this Alentejo red wine from the Vidigueira sub-region, produced by Adega Cooperativa Vidigueira, Cuba and Alvito, in Portugal.
The wine-growing history of the Alentejo region has been built over many centuries. There are countless traces of civilization associated with the production and consumption of wine in this territory, which gives us a legacy of knowledge and tradition that persists to the present day.
Despite this ancient relationship with wine, vine growing was not always promoted in this region. There were several periods of crisis in this industry, then the recovery of the vineyards began in the mid-19th century. And a golden age for Alentejo wines followed.
In 1988 the first Alentejo Protected Designations of Origin were regulated and since then the vast and differentiated Alentejo territory has gained prominence with its wines winning countless national and international awards.
Vineyards and wine shape the economic and cultural profile also of Vidigueira.
This Signature DOC red wine is made from Syrah and Alicante Bouschet grape varieties, originating from the schist soils of the Vidigueira wine-growing area, from the vintage of 2020, aged in wood for 9 months in full harmony.
The wine presents a medium ruby color.
It is a wine with a very complex aroma with intense cherry flavors, and earthy notes of wood, graphite and sweet tobacco. Hints of forest floor and smoke.
On the palate, a medium-bodied, pleasant red from Alentejo, with smoky-sweet flavors. Strong fruity flavors of cherry and plum, accompanied with spices aromas as cloves, nutmeg, pepper and vanilla. Medium level of acidity and tannins, ending in a sweet finish. Excellent taste.
The alcohol content is 13,5% Vol.
Should be consumed at a temperature of 18-20°C.
The wood in which this wine aged has given it extremely harmonious notes, which allows it to be combined well with a good barbecue, darker grilled meats and vegetables with exotic spices, or asparagus.
Goes well with the famous and delicious Alentejo black pork.
Cheers and Happy Holidays!
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