Monte da Ravasqueira
Monte da Ravasqueira Seleção do Ano Tinto 2017
Portugal / Alentejo
Andy's Tasting Notes
Lots of Alentejo richness with admirable freshness and balance.
Elegant notes of fruits of the forest, with hints of plum, cedar and wood smoke. Excellent texture and richness. Well priced.
Extremely versatile with all kinds of roast meats and braised meat dishes.
25% Alicante Bouschet
25% Touriga Nacional
Wine Maker Notes – Vinification
Zoning of specific areas of the blocks where each variety was planted and identification of the bunches that expressed the most varietal aromatic intensity when the berries were tested. Cold pre-fermentation maceration at low temperatures for 2 days and individual fermentation of the varieties in small volume vats. 100% of the batch aged in French oak barrels.
Price per bottle £11.90
Monte da Ravasqueira has been linked to the José de Mello family for several generations. Located in the municipality of Arraiolos, the estate occupies a vast area of typical Alentejan landscape. The excellent geological conditions and the climate are well suited to the production of some of the best wine that the Alentejo has to offer. A great deal has been invested in planting vines and also in modern winemaking equipment and in meteorological and plant-health facilities. Investment at Monte da Ravasqueira has also been directed at the infrastructures of an oenotourism project. Monte da Ravasqueira is committed to the production of distinctive quality wines, while it is also engaged in a number or other activities involving the production of cork, olive oil and honey, as well as rearing fine cattle and the fattening of black pigs from Alentejo.
Food matchWinter comfort foods / char-grilled meats