2020 Casal das Aires Alicante Bouschet Vinhas Velhas red 1.5L
This red wine Casal das Aires is produced from the Alicante Bouschet grape variety, sourced from the estate's old vines planted in 1934. It displays a violet colour and a nose abundant in wild fruit notes, such as blackberry and blueberry, along with black pepper. On the palate, it stands out for its velvety tannins, showcasing a fresh profile with hints of lavender. It finishes long and silky.
Casal das Aires is a family estate in the Tejo wine region, focusing on organic cultivation and premium wines. Joana Pinhão was born in Alpiarça, a land with a winegrowing tradition very much ingrained in its people. Naturally, she dedicated her life to the world of wine and vineyards, integrating some renowned projects, such as the oenology team at Quinta Vale Dona Maria, but also carrying out some personal projects. Seeing the recognition that the Tejo region has garnered, the idea arose to move forward with his dream. In 2015, reconverted his vineyards in Charneca, where she bet on several national varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Trincadeira, Bastardo, Bical, Arinto, Fernão Pires, Alvarinho, Loureiro, Avesso, and also some international ones, such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet. The first wine of this new challenge, Casal das Aires, appeared in 2019.