Wines Alfrocheiro

Wines Alfrocheiro
Quinta dos Roques pioneered the idea of varietal bottling in Portugal with their 1996 wines, and were probably responsible for the Touriga Nacional gold rush which followed. Despite their fame, Roques remain a small producer, with many of their bottlings not exceeding 1000 cases. With 12 different plots totalling 40 hectares this is a dynamic and exciting estate, making a sometimes bewildering array of different wines.

The Alfrocheiro Grape

Alfrocheiro is a red-wine grape variety hailing from the mountainous Dão in central Portugal. It is an early ripening variety thriving in the dry, warm climate, which offsets the vine’s leaning to disease in more humid areas. It is quite a popular plant further south as it retains good acidity even in hot climates. Often used in blends for the deep colour it brings to the mix, Alfrocheiro also has blackberry and strawberry aromas, with a good balance of tannins, alcohol and acidity. In the Dao, it can be found as a varietal wine.

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  1. Quinta do Correio Tinto
    Quinta do Correio Tinto, 2016
    Dão
    Alfrocheiro, Jaen, Touriga Nacional
    Rating:
    100%

    From £12.80 per bottle

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