Long overlooked by the wine cognoscenti, the burgeoning interest in Portuguese wine is finally resulting in more awareness of the potential of this proud country. The previously undervalued Tejo region, lying to the south of Lisbon, is capable of producing wines of enormous value and character – something that is captured by Ai Galera.
Viticulture From around the region of Charneca on sandy-clay soils.
Winemaking The destemmed grapes were kept in contact with the skins for 6 to 8 hours, after which a controlled fermentation at 16ºC was carried out.
Tasting Note A beautiful aroma of fresh red fruits with cherry being predominant. Intense flavours that match the aroma, fresh and delicate.
Food Matching Sushi, salad and Mediterranean foods.