18 Nov Zambujeiro 2017
Red Wine 2017
Vinho Regional Alentejano, Borba
50% Touriga Nacional, 32% Alicante Bouschet, 18% Petit Verdot
Hand harvested from the oldest vineyards of the estate. Hand sorted on conveyor belts. Fermented in small oak and steel tanks. Matured for 26 months in 80% new and 20% used french oak barrels. Unfiltered, unfined.
The top wine of the estate is the essence of the best vineyards and the skills of the team. A wine for long term cellaring with big structure, loads of fruit extract and a creamy mouthfeel, supported by fine grained tannins. Slowly opening in the glass with beautiful scents of wildflowers, wild berries, crushed stones, cedar wood, smoke and black tea.
Service and Pairing:
Serve with 14 – 17°C, decant when young, drink it alone, but goes well with all meat dishes, mature cheese. Drink from 2021 on to 2036. Store below 15°C.