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4a Geração 2018, from Palmela, Setúbal

Have you ever tasted any red wine from the Palmela region in the Setúbal Peninsula of Portugal?

Palmela extends over 460 square kilometers, between the Arrábida Natural Park and the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve.

Much of the history of this region is deeply linked to vineyards and wine. Vine cultivation has been practiced since ancient times, as the region has the right soil and climate conditions for the production of a wide variety of wines. Land of flavors and delicacies, where the wine is a great excuse to meet people and traditional flavors.

This wine is a production by Venâncio da Costa Lima winery, which is one of the oldest wineries in the Palmela region, having started operating in 1914. It is a family business that is already in the fourth generation of the family. Their objective is the production of modern wines with the profile and characteristics of the traditional grape varieties of the region.

This 4a Geração (which means ‘4th generation’ in Portuguese) wine was produced to celebrate the experience passed down through the four generations of the family.

In the wine, carefully selected Castelão grapes (a classic variety from the Palmela region) are blended with their best Syrah grapes and aged for six months in French oak.

Deep, dark garnet in color, with a wonderfully expressive bouquet on the nose, of ripe plum, blackberry, blackcurrant, spices (cinnamon and vanilla), and subtle notes of cedar.

Seriously structured, but very harmonious with the same tantalizing, fruit characteristics coming through on the palate. A medium-bodied wine with a persistent, spicy finish.

Excellent for red meats and meals with exotic spices, or gyros, Portuguese octopus, and chicken tacos.

A wine with real charm, attractive rusticity, and personality.

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