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Red Wine
Júlio B. Bastos
Alicante Bouschet 2014, 75cl
Alentejo

85
approx. £74.56

 14%

 2015-2024

 Serve at 16º-18º

18/20  Revista de Vinhos

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2015

This red wine has an opaque and violaceous ruby color, with pure aromas of china ink, liquorice, notes of wild and balsamic fruits. In the mouth it is very broad, dense and silky, with ripe and round tannins.

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Júlio B. Bastos

This wine is a tribute to, Júlio Bandeira Bastos. It comes from vineyards planted in clay-limestone soils, in the Alentejo region (Estremoz). It is a wine that results from the selection of the best grapes from the old vineyards of Alicante Bouschet, which were trodden in marble wineries and vinified with controlled temperatures. The stage is made in new French oak barrels for 14 months.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 104375

Júlio Bastos, Dona Maria Vinhos

For over 150 years wine has been produced in this estate, but it was only in 1988 that its current owner Julio Bastos started commercializing the wines produced here both nationally and internationally, the famous Garrafeiras of 1985, 1986, 1987, always known for it’s superior quality. In 1992, Júlio Bastos, wishing to ensure its growth and, at the same time, the distribuition of his wine production, sold 50% of the Sociedade Agrícola Quinta do Carmo to the Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite). It was then that the old winery was transferred from Quinta de Dona Maria, or Quinta do Carmo, to the Estate called Herdade das Carvalhas, which belongs since then to that company. Never having given up on the idea of again producing his own wine, it was at the beggining of the new millennium that the opportunity arose. Júlio Bastos then decided to sell his shares in the Sociedade Agrícola Quinta do Carmo, and started this new project, Dona Maria wines. In 2003 the first harvest of a new stage in the long life of this estate took place , whereby the concept is the production of quality wines allied with a family project, distinctive feature of this estate throughout the years Since the beginning of this project the Dona Maria wines have been recognized, not only by the public but also by opinion leaders. Having achieved high scores in international magazines such as WineSpectator, Robert Parker and Wine Enthusiast, as well as in many international competitions, the Great Gold Medal award, with the wine Dona Maria Reserva 2003, was a great achievement since it had, until then, been the first-ever Portuguese wine to be awarded this distinction. Nationally the situation repeated itself. In 2009, Júlio bastos, was named “Producer of the Year” by the prestigious “Revista de Vinhos”, as well as awarded many excellence prizes.

Address

Quinta do Carmo, 7100-055 Estremoz, Portugal