Howard's Folly is a small producer of wine from the Alentejo region of Portugal. The winemaker, David Baverstock, is an Australian by nationality but long time Portuguese resident who is credited with revolutionizing the Portuguese wine industry by introducing new world techniques to old world material.
He has won the Portuguese Red Wine Trophy at both the 1999 and 2002 International Wine Challenges, as well as winemaker of the year (Portugal) 1999, the first non Portuguese Winemaker to do so.
We get lots of ripe red berries, cherries, plums and a touch of black pepper spice from this wine. The palate is rich, well structured, silky and layered with youthful fruit. These flavors are accented beautifully by balanced acidity all the way through the finish, highlighting the cool climate of the vineyards.
Pair it with:
The wine's high intensity flavors match well with roasted meats and vegetables spiced with Asian five spice and cumin.
30% Alicante Bouschet, 30% Syrah, 30% Aragonés, 10% Touriga Nacional