Herdade do Mouchão 2019 Dom Rafael Tinto (Alentejo)
There is a seriousness one sees in all their reds, a refusal to opt for the simple and fruity, that comes out even in this entry level offering. Dark, ripe, and a little brooding, with a firm texture of fine grained tannins that provide presence and freshness, this foot trodden wine brings complexity without heaviness.
Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira, Aragonez & Castelão
Foot trodden on open stone lagares
foot trodden 3-4 times per day
Cask 50%, Used Barrique 30%, New Barrique 20%
Aging Duration (months)
Yes, 99 ppm
Vinha da Dourada, Vinha da Barragem & Vinha do Mouchão Velho
Notes from the Producer: Youthful but with hints of mature, dark, plummier tones. Mild dark chocolate with spicy peppermint
undertones; complex fattiness from limited aging in new and used wood. This Dom Rafael is soft,
delicately fruity, lightly textured, fresh and shows a wonderfully persistent finish.
Delicious with most meats, especially veal and lamb, but also with Portugal’s famed bacalhau.