Garnet red in colour with purple hue. The bouquet shows a very intense fruity, slightly spicy, with some mocha and nice roasted aromas. The palate is powerful, complex with good acidity, structure and great complexity. Abundant tannins, fine grained, with creamy nuances from barrel fermentation. Velvety on a long finish.
Terra d’ Alter Outeiro Tinto
for the equivalent of £29.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Terra d’Alter
Grape Variety: Syrah / Petit Verdot
Style: Savoury and Spicy
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
The landscape is mainly flat with some hills and is characterised by distinctly Mediterranean edaphoclimatic conditions, though some areas have a continental microclimate. Its soils are notable for their diversity, ranging from the granitic soils of Portalegre and the calcareous and crystalline soils. Terra d'Alter is run by oenologist Peter Bright, a dynamic and enterprising Australian who has lived in Portugal since 1982, his motto is 'experiment, but don’t mix styles'. The vineyards are structured according to the new world approach, with the vines having been planted using modern training and irrigation techniques. They cover extensive plains and gentle hills, always providing intense exposure to sunlight which assists the grapes’ development, maturation and quality. Many indigenous varieties are grown alongside international varieties.
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