Herdade Do Moinho Branco - Alicante Bouschet
Herdade do Moinho Branco - Alicante Bouschet
Rounded and well-bodied, dark in colour and smooth tannin's from the single grape (100% Alicante Bouschet) which ages well in the bottle.
In February 2020 Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded 92 points for this wine.
The wines are renowned for the their dark colour, richness and concentration with great tannin's. This wine is set to age well in the bottle and is accessible now.
Planted within the 'schist' soils at Ribafreixo resulting in a smooth, yet rich and powerful presence. Over time with ageing the tannin's will no doubt soften and become even more silky. Most producers include the Alicante Bouschet with blends, here we have 100% Alicante Bouschet, a testament to the skills of those within the winery and vineyards in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
The grape was created over 150 years ago in a small vineyard within the French Languedoc, now we are seeing the rising star becoming more widely appreciated by consumers outside of Portugal, now available here in the UK.
"Fermented and aged in oak, the wine is powerful and dense. It shows the richness as well as the dark color that comes from the Alicante Bouschet. The bold fruit and dense texture are just now coming to maturity. Drink now." Roger Voss - European editor, reviews wines from Portugal & France....
Comments from Ribafreixo.....
Herdade do Moinho Branco Alicante Bouschet is a limited edition of 3804 numbered bottles and Ribafreixo Wines’ strong bet on a varietal that is typical to the region and near and dear to our hearts.
One of few wines produced where both the flesh and skin are red. Until now we have only used it in our blended wines, but the unmatched quality and outstanding character of the 2014 harvest persuaded us to launch our first-ever single varietal red to celebrate our queen of the Alentejo. More than just a top-end wine, it is a sincere homage to the fact that this variety chose the Alentejo to display all its splendour and potential as in no other place. A truly special wine that was barrel fermented, then matured in new French oak casks for eighteen months and in bottle for a further twenty-six.
Full bodied and well rounded, this red wine will only improve with age.