Red Wine Monte de Seda

Portuguese red wine from the Alentejo region.

Wonderful red wine from the Alentejo region at one entry-level price. It’s a unique red wine produced from a blend of premium grapes grown in the Alentejo region, with 100% hand picking grapes in September.

Red wine that first present a beautiful garnet red color.
In the nose it’s aromatic with notes of red fruits and spice.
In mouth it is silky and elegant, smooth and balanced.

This daily wine for some it’s known as table red wine but it’s classified as “Vinho Regional Alentejano”.

ABV: 13.5% Vol.
Grapes varieties: Aragonez, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet and Syrah

Red wine born in the North Alentejo - Portugal, in a soil Mediterranean of granite origin.
The climate is Mediterranean, with a subtle continentality during Spring until Summer.

Vinification:
Fermentation: In a controlled temperature stainless steel vessels, after pre-fermentation maceration.
Maturation: In stainless steel vessels with temperature control.

Consumption temperature recommended: 16° to 17°C. 

Some food ideas:
Very good with grilled and stewed red meats.
With Portuguese food like grilled sardines, codfish, Piri-Piri Chicken, Cozido à Portuguesa and Feijoada. 

The Grapes

ARAGONEZ

This is an Iberian grape variety par excellence, one of the few to be grown and esteemed in both of the Peninsula's countries.

Its Spanish descent is unequivocal, with more than one of the nation's provinces laying claim to paternity.  It is called Tempranillo in Rioja - the region most likely to be its birthplace, but Cencibel in La Mancha, Ull de Llebre in Catalonia, Tinta de Toro in Toro, Tinta del Pais and Tinto Fino in Ribera del Duero and Tinta de Madrid in vineyards around the Spanish capital.

In Portugal, Aragonez goes by other equally well-known names: Tinta Roriz in Dão and Douro and Abundante in Lisbon.

Few grape varieties can have so eloquent and straightforward a designation as Aragonez.

In Rioja, it earned the nickname Tempranillo from the Spanish temprana, meaning to ripen early, which of course it does, well before the autumn showers of September and avoiding the first rainfalls of the equinox. In Lisbon, it takes the name Abundante because of its high yields and vigorous growth. Aragonez has a short growth cycle, leafing late which protects it from spring frosts.

A reliable producer not only in good years, but also in the worst when its yields will be lower, such as in hot and dry climates and in sandy or limestone soils. Such conditions produce lively yet deep wines with a happy combination of elegance and strength, almond fruit and spice.

As Aragonez has a tendency to low acidity, it appreciates the company of other Alentejano varieties, being regularly blended with Trincadeira and Alicante Bouschet. 

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most international of all French grape varieties, being widely grown across all five continents.

It has found a special niche and style in the Alentejo, one of the few Portuguese winegrowing regions where it can ripen to perfection.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of those varieties that can be termed "enriching"; deeply coloured and thick-skinned, it can spice up blends, imbuing body and consistency to well-composed, perfumed, fruity and spicy wines.

Appreciated for its versatility, resistance and correctness it yields wines of immense longevity that age with elegance and security. 

ALICANTE BOUSCHET

Despite not being an indigenous Portuguese grape variety, Alicante Bouschet is so deep-rooted in Alentejo collective patrimony that it is often assumed to be Portuguese. In fact it is a displaced variety, the result of conjoining the French varieties Petit Bouschet and Grenache.

It is one of the world's very few colouring grapes, able to provide concentrated, deeply coloured wines, a feature that has earned it the nickname "Writing Ink".

Alicante Bouschet's natural habitat has always been the Alentejo. Introduced here over one hundred years ago.

Its many wine attributes include structure, firmness, tannins ... and colour, lots and lots of colour! Alicante Bouschet is seldom bottled as a varietal wine, reinforcing its image as a rustic, structuring grape that could produce pungent and extraordinary wines.

It does wonders to a blend, adding colour, vigour and volume, as so many Alentejo wines will attest to.

The aromas it evokes are of forest berries, cocoa, olives and vegetal notes. Alicante Bouschet is assuredly our most Portuguese non-Portuguese grape variety. 

SYRAH

Of all the non-Portuguese varieties to be grown here, Syrah has best adapted to the rigours of the Alentejo climate, adjusting easily to the searing summer heat with its interminable hours of sunshine and extreme temperatures.

Grown in warm, poor Alentejo soil, Syrah wines come close to those from the New World. Big robust and full-bodied wines with lots of fruit, some pepper, usually spicy, sometimes powerful and alcoholic.

Wines from early-ripening grapes are accessible when young, smooth and inviting with good cellaring potential.

Varietal Syrah wines are made but they are few in number, usually being used in small amounts in many of the Alentejo's most emblematic wines.

Red wine available in bottle with 75cl and Bag-in-Box (BIB) with 5 liters for big parties.

To see all our wines from the Alentejo and other Portuguese regions, please visit our website.

This red wine is not to be stored in the cellar for long time, it’s a red wine from the Alentejo region to be consumed now.

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