Monte da Ravasqueira, besides being a family estate, it is also a fast-growing wine producer, now producing wines from three different regions in Portugal. Based in Arraiolos, Alentejo, the 3000 hectares of property give rise to more than five Alentejo brands besides incorporating the production of other wine brands, that are originated in the Lisbon and Tagus regions.
Guarda Rios is one of the leading wine brands in Portugal. This brand was created in the early 2000’s by our Chief Winemaker and quickly started making a statement in the Portuguese market. A brand now offering three different levels: basic, signature and the gold Edition.
The entry level has no oak barrel aging, while the signature offers a little more structure and complexity due to a 6 months aging period in French oak barrels. The gold Edition is a limited edition conceived to shine at the table and to be shared amongst wine lovers and friends
Guarda Rios Signature Red 2018 - DOC ALENTEJO
GUARDA RIOS SIGNATURE
In the wine cellar, these grapes were vinified at low temperatures in order to preserve the intensity of the aromas and flavours so typical of this region’s grape varieties. The wine was then fermented in stainless steel vats and partially aged in barrels of French oak. It goes well with intense flavours.
Dark and deep colour. Intense nose with spicy notes and notes of wild berries, forest, and a touch of vanilla. Full of volume to the palate, with a fine structure with notes of chocolate and mint. Floral and cinnamon notes, with a harmonious and persistent end.
Grapes: Syrah, Tourga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet and Aragonez
Soil: Argil-limestone, with rocky influence of granite and shale.