A great wine at a great price, the Herdade de São Miguel Colheita Seleccionada Red from Casa Relvas.
A blend of 50% Alicante Bouschet, 30% Touriga Nacional, 10% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from Alentejano, Portugal. Half of the wine was aged in 400L French oak barrels for 4 months and it has 3.5 g/L of residual sugar.
Sample submitted for review. This wine is available for as low as $15. It is imported by Quintessential, LLC.
This wine reflects our family passion for this region bright and characterful terroir, and our respect for the ancestral tradition of winemaking and environment.
Soil: Clay and Schist.
Ageing: 4 months in 400L oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: Ruby hue, aromas of red berries well balanced with spices and balmy notes. Elegant and rich, tannins are smooth.
Food Matches: Mediterranean food, lamb and veal.
Service Temperature: 16C/61F
Produced and bottled by Casa Relvas
The 2017 Herdade de São Miguel Colheita Seleccionada Red from Casa Relvas opens with an attractive aroma of mostly dark, ripe fruit (black cherry, blackberry, plum and strawberry) along with a bit of banana. It also some nice touches of spice, vanilla and mint.
The wine is smooth and quite tasty in the mouth with similar flavors to the nose. Featuring firm tannins, concentrated fruit, well integrated spice, great structure, good complexity and good balance, this one has it all.
It ends dry, long and slightly chewy. This is a great wine at this price and also a great representation of the value Portugal can bring.
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