Crushed & Cured
Evaristo, Vinho Regional Lisboa Tinto, 2021
Deep ruby in colour. The nose boasts vibrant aromas of ripe cherries, juicy blackberries and blackcurrants. On the palate, plush tannins give a lovely mouthfeel and a crisp acidity carries the mellow fruit flavours onto the smooth finish.
The grapes for the Evaristo are sourced from carefully selected growers with vineyards across the Lisbon wine region, giving a wide range of fruit with different characteristics to work with and maximum blending options. Coastal vineyards situated to the west of the region experience a cooler microclimate and produce grapes with great freshness and aromatics. Vineyards found further inland are more sheltered from these cooling influences and bring a riper aroma profile and body to the blend.
Upon arrival at the winery, the Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet grapes were destemmed and crushed. Fermentation took place in stainless-steel vats at controlled temperatures of 26°C and lasted for around eight days, with regular punch downs and pump overs. Following fermentation and malolactic fermentation, the wines were kept in stainless steel and no oak was used in the winemaking in order to retain the vibrant fruit flavours.
Grape Variety: Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Alicante Bouschet