Alves Vieira, Alentejo

Alves Vieira, Alentejo - 2021

Item # 41157 750mL

A lively red blend that was fermented separately in steel vats then blended and transferred into 2nd and 3rd use French barrels for 6 months of again. The vines are planted in Vidigueira, one of the few higher elevation vineyards in all of Alentejo (400-500 m).

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Alentejo

Alentejo is Portugal's "New World," producing extroverted, ripe wines in comparatively modern styles. The region lies at the the far southern end of Portugal, inland and south from Lisbon, touching the Spanish border on the east. The climate is, as expected, quite hot and decidedly un-Atlantic. The scenery consists of large, undulating plains that experience far more continental climate conditions, and the wines produced here are indeed quite a far cry from the earthy, terroir-driven wines of...

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Portugal

The Dão and the Douro are the most important regions as far as red Portuguese table wine is concerned. Douro wines tend to be a bit fuller and fleshier than their Dão counterparts, which are generally lighter and higher in acidity. Reds from both regions are dense, rustic, and well-balanced. They also show their terroir quite clearly, and represent a great alternative to the modern fruit-driven style. Vinho Verde is Portugal’s most famous white wine. Literally translated as "green wine," it...

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