Alfrocheiro – ‘The Pinot of Portugal’

a076912

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.

Find Alfrocheiro Here  

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s