The work of oenologist Luis Duarte in their vineyards is more than just a passion. The establishment of the estate and the cultivation of the vines (1987), as well as the design of a state-of-the-art wine cellar (built in 2005) are all based on the latest findings in high-end viticulture. Herdade dos Grous belongs to the Austrian/German Pohl family. Known for their luxury hospitality in the Algarve region since the 80’s.With a total of 700 hectares, where 73ha are dedicated to high quality vineyards. The rest is dedicated to sustainable agriculture and the keeping of livestock. Taking care of the environment and sustainability are the base of this project.
Just like it influences the tides, the moon also influences the sap inside the vine. This amazing award winning wine’s grapes are hand picked at the time when the moons influence is at its most favourable. The difference is amazing and it is clear why this wine has been on the 50 Great Wines of Portugal list in previous years and recomended by Jancis Robinson as a fantastic Alicante Bouschet from Alentejo.
100% Alicante Bouschet. The grapes are hand-picked in the cycle of greater influence by the moon in the sap transport. Grapes are hand-selected on a purpose-built selection table; Innoculation with selected yeasts; Prolonged fermentation and maceration in ‘lagares’ (traditional open fermenters); Aged for 12 months in new French oak barriques.
Deep, concentrated ruby colour; complex aromas of matured fruit and subtle oak nuances. Full-flavoured, round, silky and mature tannins.