Deep garnet red in colour. The bouquet shows aromas of Mediterranean scrub with balsamic notes of pine needles and resin. Broad and complex on the palate, with succulent flavours of fruits of the forest and hints of clove. The taut tannins provide a well-toned structure on the palate, balanced by fresh acidity which gives great definition on the finish.
Quinta da Fonte Souto Tinto
for the equivalent of £17.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Quinta da Fonte Souto
Grape Variety: Alicante Bouschet / Trincadeira / Cabernet Sauvignon / Syrah / Alfrocheiro
Style: Complex and Savoury
Alcohol: 14% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Quinta da Fonte Souto is in the Portalegre sub region of the Alto Alentejo in southern Portugal. Close to the São Mamede range (1,025 metres), the property benefits from the area’s altitude with its cooler microclimate in sharp contrast to the Alentejo region’s typically hot and dry conditions. Yields are low due to the schist and granite soils, which are less fertile than those found in the flat and rolling terrain which characterizes the majority of the Alentejo. There are 207 hectares on the property, of which 43 are planted with vines. The property has a substantial chestnut grove, from which its name is derived — ‘Souto’ refers to a wooded area planted with chestnut trees.