Aluado Alcicante Bouchet Wine
Aluado Alcicante Bouchet Wine is almost black red and has an intense forest fruit aroma with spice and savoury notes. Its tastes of rRipe damson and blackberry with a hint of coffee and cinnamon. Aluado is a big, rich wine best served with roast meats - try with pork or rack of lamb.
Velvet black fruit Alicante plays a minor role in many of Portugal's reds but José Neiva Correia decided to give it centre stage in this wine. Madness some thought, but three Golds, a Best Buy award and 90 points from Wine Enthusiast prove him right.
About the Producer
They said he was 'aluado' ('loony') but the ever inventive José Neiva Correia has proved his doubters wrong. Alicante Bouschet produces some of the world's deepest coloured wines and is often used to enhance Portugal's top reds. Here you find it in its pure form thanks to José. A legend of Portuguese wine, he combines generations of tradition with an inquisitive spirit undimmed at 60-plus years of age. Following on from last year's triple Gold medal triumph, José again used grapes from his own historic estate, Quinta de Porto Franco, which dates back to the 12th century and is thought to be the oldest vineyard in Alenquer. Aluado is a big, rich wine best served with roast meats - try with pork or rack of lamb.