Deliciously tart and tasty, the Herdade de Sao Miguel Alicante Bouschet from Casa Relvas.
100% Alicante Bouschet from Alentejano, Portugal. The wine is aged 12 months in French oak barrels and has just 1.1 g/L of residual sugar.
Sample submitted for review. The wine has an SRP of $23 but can be found for as low as $16. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers. About 1,250 cases (750ml and magnums) were produced. Imported by Quintessential Wines.
Soils: Clay and Schist.
Ageing: 12 months in 400L French oak barrels.
Aroma: Red ripe berries, balmy and earthy notes.
Palate: Deep and concentrated. Long finish with a very nice freshness.
Matches with: Mediterranean food in general, Iberian pork, well-seasoned cod-fish and red meat.
Service Temperature: 61F
14,600 Bottles were produced, this one being number 10635.
The 2015 Herdade de Sao Miguel Alicante Bouschet begins with a wonderful aroma of fresh black cherry, blackberry, plum and lots of well-integrated spice along with touches of vanilla. Taking a sip reveals a super tart, juicy and tasty wine with similar flavors to the nose. You'll also find an excellent earthy streak under the fruit. With good structure and good acidity this is a really delicious wine. Black pepper and balsamic notes lead into the dry, long finish.