Aragones, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouchet and local grapes
Colour: Red Wine
Alcohol Level: 14%
Production Style: Conventional
Closure: Natural Cork
Availability: In stock
Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
From a vineyard of 80 to 100 year old vines planted at 600m of altitude. The granitic soil of the vineyard combined with the high altitude, contributes to the fresh minerality in this outstanding wine that was aged for fourteen months in French oak. Ripe, rich flavours, complexity with silky tannins, extreme finesse and a persistent length on the palate. A ‘grand vin’.
Rui Reguinga is one of the most respected Portuguese winemakers. From Ribatejo, Rui is known for his mastery and dedication to the terroir and believes that in the right terroir any grape variety can produce excellent wines. The son and grandson of winemakers, he grew up with the dream of making wine. He graduated in Agricultural Engineering from the Lisbon Institute of Agronomy, which he followed with a post-graduate degree in Wine Marketing from the Portuguese Catholic University, Porto Campus, and a specialization in ‘Dégustation des Vins’ from Bordeaux University. He did an apprenticeship in the Champagne region in 1990, and soon after began an intensive career as a consultant winemaker.
After 10 years excelling in his work for famous brands in the major wine regions of Portugal - Rui Reguinga now advises a number of leading wine properties, mostly in Portugal. He is also involved in making wine in Australia, New Zealand, California, Chile and Asia. But with ever increasing knowledge and very special dedication, he always comes back to his original terroirs and the production of his own wine.
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