A good value for the table, the spicy core and dry finish make it a pleasant companion for a wide variety of everyday dishes.
Winery: Carmim [Agricultural Cooperative of Reguengos de Monsaraz] is a cooperative winery that was founded in 1971 by a group of 60 wine growers. Today the cooperative has expanded to 1000 members producing 7 brands and 24 wines, making it the largest winery in the Alentejo region and also one of the biggest in Portugal. The estate focuses on the human side, stressing “human enhancement, of the growing well-being and the improvement in the living conditions of members”.
Winemaking: Named after the hilltop town of Reguengos, grapes were sourced from vineyards with volcanic soils of quartz and schist.
Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour with aromas of brambly berries and crushed black peppercorn. Straightforward and robust, a pepper spice core is accented by cherry, tobacco and earth notes in the medium body. Smooth, subtle tannins and spice elements comprise the wonderfully dry finish.
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Tinta Caiada, Moreto, Alicante Bouschet, Castelão, Trincadeira, Aragonês
Rated 90 points by Wine Enthusiast
Ranked #20 in the’ Top 100 Best Buys of 2013′ by Wine Enthusiast