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 SIGNATURE | RED | 2019 | DOC ALENTEJO
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.
Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez
Dark and deep
Dark and deep colour. Intense nose with spicy notes and notes of wild berries, forest, and a touch of vanilla.
The wine was then fermented in stainless steel vats and 6 months in barrels of French oak.
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.
Perfect pairing with mature cheeses, salami, chorizo, pork belly, spicy and aromatic Asian dishes.
The Year of 2019:
We had a generally dry and mild viticultural year. During the summer months we had wide diurnal temperature ranges, with hot days and cool nights, which favoured gradual progression of the maturations and the preservation of good levels of acidity. The grapes, aided by late August rain, were in fine condition at harvest, showing great freshness and aromatic exuberance. Yields were low.