Pale straw in colour with golden hues. The bouquet is fresh with aromas of tropical fruits and a hint of minerality. The palate is distinctive and uncharacteristically concentrated yet elegant with vibrant ripe fruit and delicately crisp. Structured with a pleasant freshness, balance and persistence on the finish.
Mouchao Dom Rafael Branco
for the equivalent of £15.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Herdade do Mouchao
Grape Variety: Arinto / Antão Vaz
Style: Fresh and Ripe
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
2 in stock
Mouchão has been producing wine for over a hundred years and maintains the traditions established in 1901 when the winery was built. Mouchão is a household name in Portugal and one with rich, fascinating history. Thomas Reynolds, a Port wine merchant from England, settled in Porto in the mid-1800s. Three generations later his grandson, John Reynolds, set up shop in Alentejo working in the cork business. He bought quite a bit of land in Alentejo, one of which was the 900 hectares of Herdade de Mouchão. Along with cork farming, the family diversified their skills and winemaking began in the early 1900s. As a testament to the long winemaking history, you can see the years 1901 and 1904 written on the entrances of different wings of the winery.