Alentejo is mainly famous for its characteristic red wines and today I show you a very good example of this.
The CARMIM (Cooperativa Agrícola de Reguengos de Monsaraz) was created in 1971 by a group of 60 winegrowers with the aim of producing and marketing wine, from the grapes of a group of winegrowers in the Alentejo region.
Today, the company leads the national market in the segment of quality wines. It currently produces 74 wine references: from whites to reds, from young to reserves, including liqueurs, rosé and sparkling wines. CARMIM also produces spirits and oils of recognized quality.
Among CARMIM’s wine brands, this Pátria Selection stands out as well.
This wine is the winemaker’s choice that represents the feeling ‘saudade’, nostalgia and the pride of being Portuguese.
After a selection of grapes of the region, such as Alicante Bouchet, Syrah and Touriga Nacional, wine ages between 9 months and a year in French and American oak.
The wine presents a deep garnet color.
Aromas of ripe dark fruits (blackberry, blueberry, and blackcurrant) on the nose, integrated with spicy notes of pepper. Intense oaky aromas from the barrel such as chocolate, vanilla, coffee and butter.
On the palate, the strong oaky and berry flavors are well balanced that allows a dense and smooth wine. All its vitality comes to the fore, with its strong and creased palate, well integrated with its notorious acidity and high alcohol content (14,5%). A complex wine with a rich and prolonged finish.
It should serve at a temperature of 16-18 °C.
It goes well with game, well-seasoned red meat dishes and mature or semi-cured cheeses.
A wine whose flavor lasts throughout the meal.