Alicante Bouchet, Syrah, Trincadeira
Herdade Monte da Ribeira, Alentejo DOC, Portugal
A deep ruby-coloured wine, grown in the deep red iron rich soil, unique to this vineyard. The Alicante Bouschet gives wonderfully round tannins, balanced by the aromatics and fruit of the Syrah and Trincadeira.
- Alentejo DOC
- Alicante Bouchet, Syrah, Trincadeira
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Alentejo, renowned for its hot, dry climate and as a holiday destination, is now considered a birthplace of premium wines. Herdade do Monte da Ribeira (HMR), located next to the village of Marmelar. In 1987, it was purchased by Victor Carmona e Costa. Aer his passing, his niece and nephew, feeling that the land was something more than special, took over. The first vintages were tended by Luís Duarte – one of Portugal’s most recognised vignerons. In 2002, Nuno Elias assumed the position as head winemaker and has continued the vineyard's wave of success.
HMR has 43 ha of vineyards and 210 ha of olive groves and sits 400m above sea level on a fault line. The soil has a considerable amount of minerals including iron oxide, creating its surreal crimson red soil. The Serra do Mendro provides shade from the north, and the river running next to the estate provides water to the mineral-rich red soil.
HMR is dedicated to supporting contemporary art and regularly host artist retreats at the winery – hence, the brush strokes on the Pousio label.
Casa Agrícola HMR
Alentejo is a region in southern Portugal, famed for its hot, dry climate and renowned as a birthplace of premium wines. Herdade Monte da Ribeira, and the neighbouring terrains acquired through the years, comprises a territory of over 1000ha.