This is an exciting new project located in Sousel around 40 kilometres from Portalegre, in the Alto Alentejo. The winery has been fitted out with state of the art technology. Antonio Atunes oversees production, assisted by the experienced winemaking duo of Nuno Ramalho and António Maçanita, while the beautiful packaging is created by Marta Neto. This winery is setting new standards for the Alentejo.
This is regarded as the highest quality sector of the region, where the proximity to the mountains tempers the hot days with cold nights and mineral-rich soils. The original 19th century property has been restored to its former glory by the Atunes family who purchased it in 2001 and the following year planted vineyards on sloping schist soils, ideal for growing high quality grapes.
The grapes were selectively handpicked into 25 kg harvest boxes and transported to a refrigerated chamber in the winery to ensure they are in optimum condition. The whole bunches are gently pressed pressing followed by a totally natural clarification. The juice was slowly fermented in stainless steel, at a cool 12°C.
Tasting Notes: Clear and bright with vibrant notes of fresh grapefruit, orange blossom, apple and lime with a smoky mineral hint. In the mouth has a medium body and vibrant texture, with precise tangy citrus notes bounding across the palate towards the crisp, dry refreshing finish.
Food Match: Excellent with oily fish such as mackerel, on its own, or with anything spicy.