Aplanta 2019 Red Wine Blend, Vinho Regional Alentejano
Item Number: 14947
Sub Region: Alentejo
Appellation/AVA: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 70% Aragonez / 30% Alicante Bouschet
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Soil Type: Sandy loam soil
Elevation: 820 feet
Case Production: 3,300
Alentejo, a subregion in the south of Portugal, is one of the more arid growing area in Western Europe. The fruit for Aplanta comes from a community vineyard, grown on vines planted in 2002, creating a liquid link between the person enjoying this wine and the story of Aldeia da Luz and its people.
Winemaking Notes: In order to conserve the fruit's flesh flavor and aroma, grapes were quickly pressed after harvest, and then cold soaked for 3 days. The wine was then racked to French oak barrels for fermentation and aging.
Tasting Notes: On the nose, lush blueberry, plum and red cherry aromas, overlaid with slate mineral. On the palate, a core of red cherry and blueberry fruit is wrapped with hints of fresh tobacco, black pepper and spice. Plush and refreshing all at once. Pair with grilled meat from burgers to steaks, as well as charcuterie and sharp cheeses.