Alfrocheiro, Terra d’Alter
100% Alfrocheiro, Boavista Vineyard
Afrocheiro is a unique variety with quite small bunches and berries reminiscent of Pinot Noir and Trousseau (Bastardo), to which we think it is genetically related, so we like to think of it as the « Pinot » of Portugal.
Low yielding vineyard, handpicked fruit. Crushing followed by 2 day cold maceration in small stainless steel tanks with 20% whole bunches, fermentation at 20ºC to 29ºC. Post-fermentation maceration for 3 days then drained/pressed straight to new/1 use oak barrels followed by m/l fermentation and 8 months maturation.
Colour Intense red centre
Aroma Ripe notes of dark cherry and spice.
Palate Cherry and red stone fruits, great acidity and structure. Silky and rich tannins. Very long finish with spicy fruit flavours coming through. 14.5% Abv
Just over £10 and so great value for money. Well worth a try.