Aplanta 2020 Red Wine Blend, Vinho Regional Alentejano (VR)

Item Number: 18639

UPC: 8-437015799124

Country: Portugal
Region: Alentejo
Sub Region: Alentejo
Appellation/AVA: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): 80% Aragonez / 20% Alicante Bouschet
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Soil Type: Schist and sandy loam
Elevation: 250 meters

Vineyard Notes: These vineyards are located in Alentejo, in southern Portugal. The 83-hectare vineyard belongs to and is farmed by the 74 permanent denizens of the village. It is a community vineyard, creating a liquid link between the person enjoying this wine and the beautiful story of Aldeia da Luz and its people. Emblematic of the style of the area, this wine is proof that “it takes a village!”

Winemaking Notes: Quickly pressed after harvest, the grapes go through a temperature controlled pre-fermentation “cold soak” for three days in order to conserve the fruit’s fresh flavor and aroma. It's then racked in french oak barrels where it's fermented and aged.

Tasting Notes: Dark garnet and tinged purple. 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.

Pairing Suggestions: Aplanta does well with grilled meat from burgers to steaks, as well as charcuterie and sharp cheeses.