Red Wine
Tonel Nº 3-4 2013, 75cl

approx. £132.36


 Good ageing

 Serve at 16º-18º


O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2015

Deep and deep garnet color wine. The aroma presents notes of eucalyptus, mint, spice and black fruits. In the mouth, after an initial softness, followed by an intense freshness. It has an extraordinary balance and elegance and high tannin concentration.

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It is probably the most emblematic worldwide expression of the Alicante Bouschet variety, fully expressing its great guarding potential. The historic Carapetos Vineyard is the cradle of this complex, rich and intense wine, from which small and much appreciated grapes are harvested. Respecting all the centuries-old tradition, with manual harvesting, footsteps in the great stone mills, with fermentation in them, and manual press, this wine stages in the old barrels (number 3 and 4) of brown and oak staves, with bottoms of macauba and mahogany for at least three years. After this, the wine rests in bottle for two more years. Long-keeping like Mouchão, Tonel Nº 3-4 wine will be best appreciated 15 to 20 years after harvest, although it may reach its peak long after that date.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 104411

Herdade do Mouchão

The fine, rolling landscape of Portugal’s Alentejo region, set between Lisbon and the Algarve, is dominated by cork forests and olive groves. In the early 19th century, Thomas Reynolds moved here from Oporto, chiefly to become involved in the cork business. Three generations later, his grandson, John Reynolds, purchased a 900 hectare property with two small rivers running through it – Herdade do Mouchão. In addition to the family’s cork activities, he set about making wine. Vineyards were planted and in 1901 he built a high-ceilinged adobe winery (or “adega”) with white washed walls and a traditional red-tiled roof. A distillery was added to the winery in 1929, where until today Mouchão’s pommace brandy is produced. During the 1950’s. While the estate continued to produce cork, olives, cereals and to rear pigs and sheep (much as it does today), the wine business began to expand. More vines were planted, the winemaking improved and bottled sales began, replacing the old tradition of wine made purely for bulk sale to local towns and villages.
Following the 1974 revolution, the estate was expropriated and only returned to the family in 1985. Today, the Herdade do Mouchão continues to be run by the descendants of the original family whose cellar and vineyard workers have been with them for generations. The process is, as it always has been, unhurried. The grape varieties are local, picked by hand and foot-trodden. In the ever-changing world of winemaking, Herdade do Mouchão, remains a traditional, family-run winery.


Vinhos da Cavaca Dourada, SA /
Sociedade Agro-Pecuária do Mouchão e Cavaca Dourada, SA

Herdade do Mouchão
7470-153 Casa Branca