2017 Monsaraz Reserva Alentejo DOC
2017 Monsaraz Reserva Alentejo DOC: Alentejo, Portugal **Save 40%**
A keenly priced wine which not only delivers a huge wealth of flavor and texture, but which does so in balanced, even, nuanced style. It will make great drinking for the winter nights to come, but if you wanted to keep a bottle or two for half a decade, you might be in for yet another pleasant surprise.” We could not have said any better. Grab this Platinum Medal winning Best Buy while it’s On Sale!
90 pts Wine Enthusiast: Produced near the picturesque town of Reguengos de Monsaraz, the wine is richly structured and powerful with rich black fruits. Pepper and spice come from both alcohol and wood aging on a wine that also brings in attractive acidity. Drink now. Roger Voss
The Portuguese Red Blend is a flexible term used to describe the numerous and varied compositions of blended red wines made from indigenous Portuguese grape varieties. Portugal is famous for the fortified Port wines of Douro, but also notorious for having hundreds of different grape varieties planted within its borders.
Alentejo is a well-known, highly respected wine region in eastern Portugal. This hot, dry area covers approximately a third of the country and is best known for its red wine, the best of which are sold under the and Alentejo DOC (Denominacao de Origem Controlada) title. Wine from Alentejo is typically made from Aragonez (Tempranillo), Castelao, Trincadeira or a rich, ripe, jammy blend of the three.
Carmim is a cooperative winery in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Its state-of-the-art facility produces outstanding wines with the help of its 850 members who own over 8600 acres of vineyards. Carmim’s 2017 Monsaraz Reserva Red wine has been awarded Best In Show and 97 points (Platinum Medal) in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 Competition, one of the most prestigious international wine contests in the world.