Adega de Redondo, Terras Lusas Branco, IGP 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 intriguing blend of characterful indigenous varieties, Roupeiro, Fernão Pires and Arinto grapes grown on mainly granitic soils within the Vinho Regional Alentejano area, but also some schist and clay-limestone soils.
Temperature controlled fermentation at 15 degrees in stainless steel vats preserves the fresh fruit purity of the wine.
No oak ageing
A characterful Branco with an intense aroma of tropical fruit, with a lovely lift of citrus on the palate. Bright, crisp and refreshing, with an elegant structure and harmonious finish.
Ideal as an aperitif or accompanying light starters, salads, seafood or grilled fish.
Fernão Pires 20%
6 x 75cl