Perfect leisure evening Portuguese red wine
"Fairly powerful and intensely flavorful (Castelão can be a flamboyant grape), this seems more concentrated than one would think and it finishes with a little tannic pop even at this late date. For the price, this is a steal, a terrific bargain considering both its structure and fruit quality." Mark Squires, March 2021
Cellaring: Plenty of room to develop more in the cellar, till 2030.
Food Pairing: Pegos Claros would pair well with smoked and cured meats, red meats, soft and cured cheeses.
* "Portugal continues to be a source of interesting and great value wines with wonderful grape varieties such as the Castelão that makes this rich, seriously structured red. It has an intense strawberry character, ripe, round but with kick on the finish. If this were from Italy or France, you would be paying more." Tom Doorley, The Irish Mail on Sunday, 5th December 2021
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
An organic wine from vineyards located about 300 metres above sea level with diverse sun orientation and soil composition. Sandstone soils alternate with marl, ferrous and limestone loamy soils as well as gravel deposits. In connection with this optimum microclimate, these are ideal requirements for the cultivation of this particular type of vine. After a night of crio-maceration, the vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks with temperature control where the wine is refined for 5 months.