Herdade dos Grous Branco 2013

Someone mentioned to us today they prefer the white wines in the south of the Alentejo, and the reds from the north. Enjoying this white from Herdade dos Grous, from near Beja, we can see what they mean! Rich yet fresh balance of butter and cream, flowers and citrus, reminded me of key lime pie!…

Turimenha, São Salvador da Aramenha

Finding Turimenha was one of those great surprises we seem to be coming across regularly in this little corner of Portugal… We arrived at a guesthouse and asked if we could use a hose to wash our car, as we had a wine tour booked for the next day. Trying to explain in my bad…

Cabeças do Reguengo, Equinócio Branco 2013, Portalegre, Alentejo

Enjoying a bottle of Cabeças do Reguengo, Equinócio 2013 while watching the sun go down over Marvão… This is one of our star whites from the Alentejo, from 100 year old field blends at 600m altitude: soft, mouth-filling, a touch of melon but really all mineral, savoury, smoky flavour with a touch of fennel. A…

Duas Pedras 2013, Sonho Lusitano Vinhos, Portalegre, Alentejo

Enjoying a sunset drink made by our friend Richard Mayson up at Sonho Lusitano Vinhos, near Portalegre. ‘Duas Pedras’ translates as ‘two stones’, referring to the granite and schist soils in the vineyards. It’s a fresh red with a soft smokiness, a touch of caramel, crisp black fruit and a touch of spice. Just right…