The red is a blend of 55% Alicante Bouschet and 45% old vines, planted mixed in a vineyard. Very dark red in colour, almost black. The bouquet brings notes of ripe and intense fruit, although without any excess of maturation, to which tobacco, graphite and a mineral background are added, these are accompanied by a slight vegetal suggestion that adds an unusual complexity and tension. The palate is lively and powerful, austere but delicate, it surprises with lively but serene tannins, finishing fresh and vigorous.
for the equivalent of £43.55 a bottle
CASE OF 3 BOTTLES
Grower: Susana Esteban
Grape Variety: Alicante Bouschet / Others
Style: Fresh and Vibrant
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Susana Esteban decided to establish herself as a wine producer starting her personnel project. She decided to make wines full of character in a slightly different style of the Alentejo traditional way. For two years she looked around (Procura) all of the Alentejo for the perfect vineyards to set her wines. She had to wait until 2011 to finally discover the two small vineyards that set the foundation for her two wines. In Portalegre, up in the mountains of S. Mamede, she found an old mixed planting of several different varieties, again with very small yields, that provide an amazing complexity and freshness. Susana Esteban has established a recent partnership with her good friend and also winemaker Sandra Tavares to make wines together.