An intense, dark and brambly wine with juicy bursts of blackberry, raspberry and spice. There’s a real full-bodied power to this wine which is so rare at the price, perfect for standing up to rich meals or as a treat on a warm evening.
Herdade de Sao Miguel operate a sprawling estate in Alentejo, Southern Portugal, with a real focus on authentic Portuguese viticulture. Dividing the space between cork trees, vines and breeding threatened local species, they really understand the local environment in their place within.
Portuguese wine has so much in its favour, yet it’s never quite made it into the big leagues of France, Spain and Italy. It’s the plucky outsider of European wine just waiting for one big break.
We’re sure it can’t be far off, but for the moment you can still enjoy great wines at great from its many artisan producers.
Grape varieties: Shiraz, Aragones, Touriga Nacional
Alcohol level: 13.5%