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Quinta da Fonte Souto Alicante Bouschet

Wine: Alicante Bouschet
Producer: Quinta da Fonte Souto
Country: Portugal
Region: Alentejo
Vintage: 2018
Style: Red
Blend: Alicante Bouschet

Size: 75cl


3 in stock

3 in stock

The Wine:

The Fonte Souto Alicante Bouschet embodies all the strengths of the property’s unique terroir: the freshness and balance afforded by the altitude and the complexity and structure provided by mature, low-yielding vines. This single varietal Alicante Bouschet is the first from Quinta da Fonte Souto, made from grapes sourced from three mature vineyards (25 years+), planted at just over 500 metres/1,640 feet. The Alicante Bouschet found a second home in Portugal — and in particular in the Alentejo — in the early 20th century and has since become one of the region’s signature red varieties.

Broad aromatic expression, evocative of woodland, blackberry and blueberry, black cherries and hints of liquorice. Prodigious mouthfeel, with fascinating complexity reflected in multiple layers that range from dark chocolate, mushroom / truffle, and a toasty element with good barrel integration. Fine-grained tannins combine with good acidity to give excellent definition to the structure. A fabulous, epicurean wine to pair with rich, savoury dishes. A wine which will develop beautifully in bottle over the coming years.

Further Info:

This is the Symington family’s first property outside the Douro region. Quinta da Fonte Souto is in the Portalegre subregion of the Alto Alentejo in southern Portugal. The 207-hectare Quinta da Fonte Souto was acquired by the Symington family in 2017 & is their first vineyard outside the Douro.
Lying on the slopes of the São Mamede Range at an altitude of 500 metres the property benefits from cooler & wetter conditions than the hot Alentejo plain. The Fonte Souto wines express the freshness & elegance provided by the altitude, as well as the structure & complexity from the estate’s extensive collection of mature, low-yielding vines.


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