Quinta do Quetzal is set in the heart of the Alentejo region on the rich slopes of Vidigueira, close to the oldest known Roman winery in Portugal and Spain. The grapes grow on soil rich in Schist, the local mineral stone. While the area around Quinta do Quetzal is generally sunny and warm, its positioning on the foothills of the Serra do Mendro allows cooler air in from the Atlantic ocean. These conditions lead to big variations in temperature, giving the grapes the heat to ripen and the cooling breezes to recover.
Garnet in color, this rich red wine gives flavors of pomegranate mixed with darker fruits and spices, and an elegant note of cedar. The palate is well structured and fresh with long, silky tannins.
Pair it with:
This wine is very well suited for dark meats and dishes with exotic spice flavors that bring out its intense, dark fruit notes.Try it with lamb shawarma, gyros, Asian five spice pork and even Indian tandoori meats.
50% Syrah, 35% Alicante Bouschet, 15% Trincadeira
20 months in French barrels followed by 8 months in bottle