Quinta de Lemos Alfrocheiro

£19.99

Alfrocheiro is an incredible Portuguese grape variety renowned for the full-bodied fruity flavours that it gives to wine. With this wine the Quinta de Lemos have produced an exquisite example of the potential of this grape. This is a wine that embodies what we find so exciting about Portuguese wine; a great example of the incredible flavours that cannot be found outside of Portugal.

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Quinta de Lemos Alfrocheiro

Classification

Dão Regional wine

Varieties

Alfrocheiro

Vintage

2011

Expect

Very dark and shiny garnet colour with aromas and flavours of blackcurrant and concentrated black fruits. The tannins are ripe and well integrated without being green or aggressive.

Soil

Sandy with granite base

Winemaking process

Grapes are hand picked and then fermented at controlled temperatures in very big wooden barrels and a stainless steel tank for 7-10 days.
Matured for 18 months in French Oak barrels.

Alcohol by Volume

14.5%

Units of alcohol per bottle

10.9

We think

This is a wine that beautifully exhibits the qualities of the Portuguese grape variety Alfrocheiro. The colour is a deep burgundy and the aromas reveal a full-bodied fruitiness and a wonderful spicy quality to the wine. On taste the wine is elegant and warming with a velvety smooth taste, delicate notes of white pepper come through. We love this wine!

Experts say

Praise for the 2007 vintage
Gold at the CWSA Best Value awards 2015.

Bronze at the IWC 2014 – “Firm but ripe-fruited. Black, juicy fruit with slightly dry tannins.”

Commended at Decanter Awards 2015 – “A very complex nose of herby, ripe fruit. The palate is juicy with a quality finish.”

92 Points with Wine Enthusiast – “The rich, fruity core of this 100% Alfrocheiro wine is given polish and weight from time spend in a barrel. The fruit at the heart is dense, showing hints of dark chocolate and spice flavors, supported by structured tannins.” Roger Voss

90 Points at Ultimate Wine Challenge 2014 – “Ruby/crimson color. Heavenly minty and leafy aromas impress in the first whiffs, then nuances of coconut, black grape juice, blackberry emerge. Big in the mouth, dry, herbal, highly tannic.”

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