Adega de Redondo, Porta da Ravessa Branco Reserva, DOC Alentejo, Portugal, 2021
The claim to be Portugal’s most impressive and dynamic cooperative winery, is not without substance.
Adega Cooperative de Redondo brings together around 200 producers, representing more than three quarters of the viticultural sub-region of Redondo, deep in the Alentejo. Founded in 1956 by just 14 growers, with an aim to rejuvenate the region after the ravages of phylloxera and a government’s singular determination to support cereal monoculture to the detriment of other crops, Adega de Redondo was born. Today they fly the flag for authentic, quality Alentejo wines, are a proud member of the Alentejo Wines Sustainability Program, with a focus on red wine production, which accounts for 75% of their total, alongside fresh whites from indigenous varietals.
An appealing blend of indigenous varieties, Fernão Pires, Arinto and Verdelho planted on predominantly shale soils within the Vinho Regional Alentejano.
The Fernão Pires and Arinto components are fermented in stainless steel vats, with a controlled temperature at 17ºC, whilst the Verdelho ferments in new French oak barrels at 17ºC. The components are blended together for added mouthfeel, palate weight and textural appeal.
Type: French 300 Litre
% wine oaked: 10
% new oak: 10
This is a fine and intensely lifted white wine with luscious white stone fruit notes and hints of spice from the oak component. On the palate it's elegant, with peaches and cream character, supported by ripe citrus acidity and a long harmonious finish.
A wonderful match with Portugal's famous salt cod dishes, stews, seafood with rice or roasted poultry.
Fernão Pires 70%
6 x 75cl