Herdade do Peso, Colheita Tinto 2016, Alentejo, Portugal
Tasting Note: Alentejo wines remain under the radar which will benefit you when you look for it at the wine store like this concentrated red blend that would intrigue and impress a cabernet lover.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of blackberry, black plum, raspberry puree, red currant and violet blossom with hints of vanilla.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied red blend has medium-plus-intensity, black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and ripe, medium-plus tannin ultimately completing with a plummy, medium-plus finish.
There is midpalate complexity and substance.
Chill before serving so the wine remains in balance.
The double threat of aromatics and body.
Bottle Note: Ruby hue with violet shades. Deep red and black fruit aroma with spicy hints. Soft, with good volume and smooth tannins. Ages for 2-4 years. No cold stabilization treatment to preserve its quality. May develop a slight deposit. Should be decanted. Eat: Meat, soft cheeses. Drink: 61°-64° F. Oak Barrels: 12 Months. Bottles: 6 Months.
Importer: Evaton Inc., Stamford, Connecticut
Tasting Date: August 20, 2020