Pólen is an organic red wine from the Alentejo wine region of Portugal.
Portuguese organic wines are nothing new, but their presence in relation to traditional wines is still very limited.
Organic wines are the result of the production of organic grapes.
When tasting these wines, there are those who feel great differences in relation to conventional wines and not in the best sense. They talk of strange and sometimes even unpleasant flavors.
Portuguese organic wines are still a very small fraction of wines in general.
There are many differences between traditional wines and organic wines. Organic grape growers and producers may not use herbicides or synthetic products.
The rules are also different in the cellar, aiming for less intervention in wine production. For example, winemaking products from organic production are used. One of the most important rules in the production of Portuguese organic wines is to reduce the amount of sulfites to be used. Organic red wine has a lower sulfite content than white or rosé.
Monte da Ravasqueira also develops a set of other activities related to a cork, olive oil, honey, and the fattening of Alentejo black pigs. Today the wine project extends beyond the Alentejo region, producing high-quality wines in the regions of Alentejo, Tejo, Lisbon, Douro, Dão and Bairrada.
Linked for several generations to the José de Mello family, Monte da Ravasqueira is located in the municipality of Arraiolos, occupying a vast area of typical Alentejo landscape, whose management is ensured by Sociedade Agrícola D. Diniz, S.A., assuming the commitment to produce wines of distinctive quality.
This Pólen was sustainably produced, with grapes from certified vines, and organic production, on an organically farmed vineyard.
The wine presents a translucent ruby color.
Fresh fruit and floral aromas on the nose.
On the palate, young, fruity wine with vibrant acidity. A little aromatic finish.
13,5% alcohol level.
Pairs well with light fish dishes or salads.