2011 Herdade Papa Leite Religiosamente Guardado red
Herdade Papa Leite Religiosamente Guardado is a limited edition red wine, produced by Syrah, Alicante Bouschet, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties. It has a garnet colour and aromas of ripe black fruit, such as plum. There are also notes of fine spices and dried fruit. In the mouth, it is very well balanced, incredibly fresh, and voluminous.
The Papa Leite Estate, located in Alter do Chão, in the heart of the Alto Alentejo, dates back to the 17th century and even today, one can still find traces of that time. After many families passed through there, it was Filipe Barreiros Cardoso who, in love with the property, acquired it, making an old dream of producing high-quality products come true with the support of his family and team. Thus the estate was expanded and revitalised, now boasting 320 hectares extended to the production of wine, olive oil, and cattle. The vines are planted in clay soils and the grapes are harvested at night and selected before entering the winery, where the production of wine with the best raw material is guaranteed.