February 2018 Pousio Escolha Tinto
Origin: Alentjo, Portugal
Wine: Pousio Escolha Tinto 2014
Grape: Alicante Bouchet, Cabarnet Sauvignon, Tourga Nacional
Colour: Ruby Red with garnet tones
Notes: Red roses, red berries, black pepper, chocolate & vanilla
State of evolution:
Ready to drink now. Recommended temperature 17-18 C. It will reach its best between 2018-2022.
Steak (rare is best), venison and beef stew, braised lamb, pork ribs and duck.
Pousio Escholha Tinto
Pousio Eschola Tinto is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouchet and Touriga Nacional refined in old French oak barrels before bottling.
Touriga Nacional, one of the grapes, is a variety considered by many to be Portugal’s finest. Despite the low yields from its small fruit it is increasingly being used in fine wine blends to provide more structure and body to the wine, with high tannins and concentrated flavours of black fruit.
Alicante Bouschet, another of the grapes in the blend, produces some of the world’s deepest coloured wines and is often used to enhance Portugal’s top reds.
Pousio Escolha Tinto with its ripe black and red fruits, black pepper, chocolate and vanilla notes and soft but perceptible tannins tends to brighten up any hearty or rich dishes. It pairs well with a rare steak, venison and beef stew, braised pork or lamb ribs and duck.
Mastering the nuances of Southern Portuguese varieties and combining traditional and modern winemaking techniques, Casa Agricola HMR wines are a superb example of the quality that are now being produced in Portugal.
Using the finest land in the area, the quality of the range is truly outstanding and is a demonstration of the high value wines that can be produced in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
Edoardo Cavallo | Sommelier