Herdade do Mouchão, Alentejo 2013
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This family owned estate in Portugal’s Alentejo region has been producing wine for over a hundred years and maintains the traditions established in 1901 when the winery was built. The distinctive character of Mouchão wines derives from three principal characteristics: the Alicante Bouschet grape, the specific terroir and adherence to traditional winemaking methods. At Mouchão grapes are hand-picked, foot trodden in marble cement lining lagares and the wine aged in five thousand liters vats. Mouchão wines are renowned for their longevity, maturing subtly as they age. This is a wine with an intense garnet colour and aromas of black fruit jam, ripe olives, mint and spices.