Adega de Redondo, Porta da Ravessa Tinto, DOC Alentejo, Portugal, 2020
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.
A characterful blend of indigenous varieties: Trincadeira, Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Castelão grapes grown on mainly granitic soils, and some schist and clay-limestone within the DOC Alentejo.
Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats with a controlled temperature at 24ºC.
No oak ageing
Lifted, bright ruby intensity with wild berries which mingle harmoniously with elegant floral notes of violet and lilac. The palate is focused and layered with cherries, blackcurrants and un-hindered by oak.
Beautifully supple, this red wine goes well with charcuterie, grilled chicken and great with a BBQ.
6 x 75cl