Adega de Redondo, Porta da Ravessa Tinto Reserva, IGP Alentejo, Portugal, 2019
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 generous blend of indigenous Touriga Nacional and Alicante Bouschet, with Syrah grapes, from vines planted on mainly granitic soils, with small pockets of schist and clay-limestones within the Vinho Regional Alentejano.
Controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats at 24ºC, followed by 6 months ageing in a combination of 300l and 700l French oak barrels.
Type: French 300 and 700 Litres
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None
Deep, rich bramble and intense blackberry characters, wrapped in soft notes of spice and tobacco, provide a complex and welcome aroma on the nose. Complex and full bodied, with damson and cassis on the palate, supple tannins and a long, generous finish.
A very versatile wine, suitable for pairing with all red meats dishes; particularly good with traditional Portuguese stew, and mature sheep cheeses.
Touriga Nacional 40%
Alicante Bouschet 25%
6 x 75cl