TEMPRANILLO – Alisios Touriga
Brazil, Campanha 2013
Tempranillo is a grape originally from rioja but with Brazilian flair… aromas and flavours of ripe berry fruit, soft tannins and rich mouthfeel.
If you were planning an advertising campaign for the Brazil tourist board, you’d probably think of tanned bodies on Copacabana, bicycle-kicking footballers and capoeira. I doubt vineyards or wine would get a look in. Gradually, thanks to outstanding producers like Seival Estate, that might begin to change.The estate is 100% dry planted due to the almost perfect natural climatic conditions in the region and Portuguese winemaker Miguel Almeida, has been instrumental in improving the quality of the wines since he joined the team, drawing on his experience.