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Piteira – Alicante Bouschet, from Alentejo

Let’s go back to the Alentejo wine region and taste this Piteira – Alicante Bouschet red wine, produced by the Amareleza Vinhos that is related to a family project, Abegoaria.

With the surname of the winemaker, Piteira is the flagship brand of this company, aimed to produce top quality wines made from traditional grape varieties of the region and whose personality allows them to be DOC Alentejo.

The wine was made from the Alicante Bouschet grape, from the sub-region of Granja-Amareleja, in the vintage of 2019. This is perhaps the most Portuguese variety amongst foreign grapes. It wasn’t born here but one may find it in Alentejo, sometimes in over 100-years old vines. Commonly mixed with other grapes,

Alicante Bouschet produces intense, deeply colored drinks, adding volume, structure and resistance to the wine.

The drink presents a deep purple color. Abundant and slow tears on the glass. It was aged for 6 months in American oak barrels, followed by a further 6 months in bottle.

On the nose, it has very young aromas of black wild berries such as black cherry, black plum and blackberry, with some notes of black pepper, roasted coffee, damp earth and sweet tobacco.

On the palate, a very nice, round red wine with flavors of wild berries, spices and chocolate. Strength but appealing tannins with well-dosed acidity. 14% of alcohol content, and a persistent tannic finish.

Because of its intense smoky-sweet flavors, this wine goes well with roasts and red meats, barbecue and grilled vegetables.

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