The CARMIM Cooperativa Agrícola de Reguengos de Monsaraz – was founded in 1971 by a group of 60 wine-growers aiming to produce wines from their grapes. Nowadays with approximately 850 members and 3,600 hectares of vineyard, CARMIM produces quality wines and olive oils. The company is a leader in the quality wine market with its reference of 74 wines: from whites and reds to liqueur, rosé, and sparkling wines. Their wines have been multi-awarded by various national and international competitions.
After mechanical harvest, selection of grapes on arrival at the cellar, then fermentation at controlled temperature. Aging for 9 months in French and American oak barrels.
The name ‘Terra Lenta’ on the label refers to ‘Slow Land’, appellation or nickname to a parcel of the vineyard that took time to produce but, with the special interest of the winemaker, it became a vineyard.
The wine presents a deep garnet color.
On the nose, a very complex bouquet with black fruits such as blackberry, bilberry, and black cherry, with an additional hint of spices, vanilla and smoke.
On the palate, it is a nicely balanced, smooth wine with good structure. Medium-dry drink with extra flavors of oak and dried fruits, raisin and prune, as well as velvety tannins and slightly rustic, food-friendly acidities. Lovely dark berries with a dark chocolate flavor at the persistent finish.
Medium-high alcohol content (14,5%).
Matching well with steak, barbecue, lamb, grilled vegetables and tomato-based dishes.