Another great value red blend from Portugal, the Herdade de Colheiros Red.
A blend of 50% Aragonez (Tempranillo) and 50% Alicante Bouschet from the Taco and Sobreira vineyards in Alentejo, Portugal. The wine spends 12 months in French oak barrels and has just 0.4 g/L of residual sugar.
Sample submitted for review. The Herdade de Colheiros has an SRP of $20 and is available for as low as $16. It is imported by Grape 2 Glass.
Made from Aragonez and Alicante Bouschet. Fermented with indigenous yeast to best express our vineyards and soils. Aged for one year in used barrels.
The 2017 Herdade de Colheiros Red begins with an enticing aroma of dark, ripe fruit and nice touches of spice.
The wine tastes just like it smells which is a good thing. Featuring lots of juicy, fresh, rich, deep, dark fruit flavors and pleasing touches of spice throughout, this one really opens up nicely after a couple hours in the glass.
It ends dry and quite long with lots of lingering dark fruit and spice plus a little earthiness on the slightly chewy finish. Good stuff, this is another great value red blend from Portugal.
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