O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2017
Deep concentrated ruby colour. Enticing aroma of black fruits and a well balanced minerality with the spicy notes from aging in barrel. Well structured tannins and balanced acidity, allowing a good bottle aging.
Limited to existing stock. If the wine you have purchased runs out of stock, we will contact you to suggest a different wine, or to return the amount paid. Wine promotions cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons. Climate: Typically mediterranean, in the winegrowing sub-region of Vidigueira, where the climatic conditions are the most temperate of Alentejo and provide an excellent microclimate for the production of quality wines. Soil: Poor land, predominantly of schist. Great pedological potential for the cultivation of vines and and to produce excellent wines. Wine varietie: The Alicante Bouschet is trellised in vertical shoot position, with west exposure. The rows have an east/west orientation. Vinification: Manual harvest into 12 kg boxes. At the winery, the grapes were once again sensible triaged on a vibrating sorting table, fully destemmed and lightly crushed. Fermentation in stone lagar. Foot trodden. Aging took place in french oak barrels, for 12 months. Bottle aging for six months.
Susana Esteban was born at Tui, northern Spain. She has a degree at Chemestry by Santiago de Compostela University and a master degree at Enology by La Rioja University. She started working as a winemaker at Quinta do Côtto, Douro, in 1999. In 2002 she moved to Quinta do Crasto, also in the Douro valley, where she worked as winemaker until 2007. Since 2007 she has worked as a consultant for several Alentejo wineries including Tiago Cabaço wines, Herdade do Barrocal, Monte dos Cabaços and Monte da Raposinha. Throughout her career she managed to accumulate a fair share of awards. In 2012 she managed to receive the award of “Best winemaker of the Year” by Revista dos Vinhos, being the only female winemaker to receive so far such an award. At the end of 2009 Susana Esteban decided to establish herself as a wine producer starting her personnel project. She decided to make wines full of character in a slightly different style of the Alentejo traditional way.