Herdade dos Grous Moon Harvested Red Alicante Bouschet 2016, Alentejo, Portugal
This is a wonderful silky smooth Portuguese red, with complex aromas of dark berries and well integrated oak.
This wonderful and intriguing wine combines perfectly with rich red meat dishes and powerful flavours. It also matches with game and high protein cheeses.
Just like it influences the tides, the moon also influences the sap inside the vine. This amazing award winning wine’s grapes are hand picked at the time when the moons influence is at its most favourable. Once arrived at the winery the grapes are hand selected. The fermentation and maceration take place in “lagares”. The end of alcoholic and malolactic fermentation happen in new French oak barrels, ageing there for 12 months. An original style of wine that is tested by comparing it with wine made from grapes from the same vineyard picked at a less favourable time of the moons influence. The difference is amazing and it is clear why this wine has been on the 50 Great Wines of Portugal list in previous years.
Deep, concentrated ruby colour; complex aromas of matured fruit and subtle oak nuances. Full-flavoured, round, silky and mature tannins.