To compare wines produced from the Alicante Bouschet grape variety, from two different sub regions within Alentejo: Portalegre and Reguengos.
To be tasted alongside trial 5.
The 2013 viticultural year was characterized by a cool and wet spring, followed by a dry summer with large diurnal temperatures, making for good maturation conditions and sound healthy grapes.
Manual harvest on September 13th, 2013. The grapes were destemmed, crushed and fermented in stainless steel for 10 days. Malolatic fermentation in tank.
Matured for 6 months in used barrels followed by 12 months in large oak vessels (5.000l).
Palmeiras – T04, at Herdade dos Perdigões
Sub Region: Reguengos
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão
Seductive mature red berry fruits.
Rich with very ripe mature fruits and powerful tannins.