Garnet red in colour. The bouquet shows hints of mature, dark, plum notes, dark chocolate with spicy peppermint undertones, complexity and depth from limited ageing in new and aged wood. The palate is soft, delicately fruity, lightly textured, fresh and shows a wonderfully persistence on the finish.
Mouchao Dom Rafael Tinto
for the equivalent of £15.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Herdade do Mouchao
Grape Variety: Aragonez / Trincadeira / Castelao / Alicante Bouschet
Style: Fresh and Ripe
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 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.