REGION: Alentejo, Portugal
VARIETIES: Trincadeira, Tinta Caiada
Portugal is hopefully ﬁnally about to start becoming known for its winemaking potential outside of Port, and even outside of Douro which is why the majority of Portugal’s wines are produced. The smaller region of Alentejo is distinctly Mediterranean due to its relative altitude. Peter Bright, the winemaker in charge of this range of wines, was the original Australian “flying winemaker” and has judged the balance between these native grape varieties extremely well.