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Duas Pedras is a blend of Touriga Nacional and Syrah with a slight touch of Viognier. Named after the granite and schist found in the locality, this wine is bottled without ageing in oak to capture the vibrant mountain fruit character. Very satisfying and fresh on the palate it would pair perfectly with red meat, pork casserole with chorizo or a nice roast chicken. Duas Pedras is delightfully delicious on its own.
Duas Pedras is from a partnership between English wine writer Richard Mayson and Portuguese winemaker Rui Reguinga. Richard is a lecturer and consultant on wine, writing articles for Decanter magazine and The World of Fine Wine magazine, award-winning author of five books on wine, Chair of the Decanter World Wine Awards for Port & Madeira Wine.
From Ribatejo, Rui Reguinga is known for his mastery and dedication to the terroir and believes that in the right terroir any grape variety can produce excellent wines.
Quinta do Centro is located at Reguengo on the slopes Serra de São Mamede at 500 – 560 metres above sea level. Within 5km of the property the serra rises to over 1,000 metres above sea level, making this the highest point in southern Portugal. To use a Portuguese phrase, Quinta do Centro is on the meia encosta, (‘half-way up the slope’), where it is considered that the best wines are generally produced. The property lies on the edge of the São Mamede Natural Park. The Portalegre sub-region (a DOC in its own right) is quite different form the rest of the Alentejo with a terroir all of its own. The soils are schist and granite, with granite predominating at Quinta do Centro. The property spans a shallow valley and the soils are poor, full of rock and generally well drained. Annual average rainfall, which is below 400mm in much of the Alentejo, is in excess of 600mm in Portalegre. Press
"Very moreish wine that would go well with roast meats." John Wilson, The Irish Times
"…red, dark, rich and intense with dense, stony tannins, real mountain wine."Charles Metcalfe in The Wine and Food Lover’s Guide to Portugal
'Some austerity hiding sweet toast, red fruit, light resin, tar. Voluninous and full, good extraction, fresh acidity, firm tannins, very long with spicy notes." 17 Points Revista de Vinhos, Portugal
Ideal with hearty stews and roasted joints. Also excellent with game.