Vintage

Major Grape

ABV

Bottle Size

Producer

Type

SKU

2017x

Red Blendx

14%x

75x

Symington Family Estatesx

Redx

1335x

Quinta da Fonte Souto, Florão Red 2017, Symington Family Estates

Portugal / Alentejo

Andy's Tasting Notes

From the highly regarded Portalegre area in the northern Alentejo.  This is a cracking value with rich yet fresh overtones of hedgerow fruits, cherry, spice and wild herbs.

The Florão Red represent the most approachable wine style from the Fonte Souto estate, made with all the attention to detail and care of the other estate wines, but with a more youthful profile intended for drinking young. Its freshness, balance and structure clearly identify it as wines born of the unique Fonte Souto terroir.

32% Aragonez
25% Trincadeira
22% Cabernet Sauvignon
19% Alfrocheiro
2% Alicante Bouschet/Syrah

The hand-picked grapes are placed in small, shallow boxes and taken to the on-site winery. Manual sorting is followed by destemming and gentle crushing after which grapes are transferred to the fermentation vats. Fermentations are individually monitored, and the temperature and macerations are adjusted to maximise the potential of each fermenting batch.

The 207-hectare Quinta da Fonte Souto was acquired by the Symington family in 2017 and is their first vineyard outside the Douro.  Lying on the slopes of the São Mamede Range at an altitude of 500 metres in the Alentejo sub-region of Portalegre, the property benefits from cooler and wetter conditions than the hot Alentejo plain. The Fonte Souto wines express the freshness and elegance provided by the altitude, as well as the structure and complexity from the estate’s extensive collection of mature, low-yielding vines.

Price per bottle £10.95

Producer Info

Food matchVersatile - rich comfort foods

VegetarianVeganOrganic

Awards & Critic Reviews

Cellar Selected is a trading arm of Halifax Wine Company Ltd

Company Number 09560732, VAT Registration 772 343527

Registered Office – Equitable House, 55 Pellon Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HX1 5SP

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