One of Portugal’s largest and most progressive producers with 600 hectares spread across estates in five regions from Douro in the north to Alentejo in the south. Although not accredited, since 2015 the Bacalhôa group is regularly audited for the scope of its ethical, social and environmental work, always with a green result. In 2020, it is planning a SEDEX Membership Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) audit of its labour and health and safety policies. It is also planning to fully convert one its vineyards to organic viticulture as soon as possible.
A blend of predominantly Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz, from Alianca’s 360 hectare Quinta d’Aguiar property in Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo in Beiras. 80 hectares are now planted with these varieties, in schist soils. Fermentation and ageing takes place in stainless steel.
Aromas of ripe bramble fruit, plum and a touch of spice. Generous on the palate with fresh red cherry and blackberry leaf characters – supple, fine tannins and a touch of spice on the juicy finish.
Serve with full-flavoured meaty stews, bangers and mash or barbecued meats.
Blend: 60% Tinta Roriz, 30% Touriga Nacional, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes