Portugal / Alentejo
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2015 Howard's Folly Sonhador Red

Howard's Folly

Alentejo

Lifted fresh aromas of red berries and plummy fruit with elegant, intense, spicy fruit on the palate highlighting the cool climate characters of the Portalegre region.


Viticulture

Produced in Portalegre to the north east of the Alentejo on the granite foothills of the São Mamede mountains. The combination of cool, high altitude grapes and granite soils combine to give wines of great finesse with structure, intense
aromas and freshness. Handpicked. Transported in 15 kg crates. Yield: 4-5 tons/hectare.


Vinification

Destemmed, gentle crushing, fermentation in small 4 ton stainless steel tanks with regular pump overs and delestage, temperatures 23-25 °C.