2018 Quinta do Sanguinhal Peninsula de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
ABOUT THIS WINE
For this bottle we are flying into Lisbon. The city sits north of the inlet to the large Teho Estuary and the Lisboa wine region starts here. This blend of a Portugese indigenous grape called Castelão and Aragonez which is also known as Tempranillo! Castelão, in Portugal also known as Periquita and João de Santarém, is a red wine grape found primarily in the southern coastal regions but is grown all over Portugal and is sometimes used in Port wine production This goes very well with meat, pasta, oven-cooked fish and cooked vegetables.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Grapes from Quinta do Sanguinhal are from vineyards planted on gentle slopes of sandy-clay soils. The varieties found on these vineyards are: White – Moscatel Graúdo, Sauvignon Blanc, Vital and Verdelho Red – Castelão, Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Aragonez, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The owners of Quinta do Sanguinhal - the Pereira da Fonseca family - welcome thousand of wine tourists every year to their tiny yet beautiful winery.
The estate holds one of the oldest distilleries in the region, with beautiful column copper alembic stills, and old granite cellars with wood and granite screw presses, one of which dating from 1871.