Today, a century later and having survived expropriation following the 1974 revolution, Herdade do Mouchão continues to be run by the descendents of the original family whose cellar and vinyeard workers have been with them for generations. The process is, as it always has been, unhurried. The grape varieties are local, picked by hand and foot-trodden. Mouchão is held for four years before being released for sale. In the ever-changing world of winemaking, Herdade do Mouchão, remains a traditional, family-run winery. This has been the estate's most important label and flagship wine, since it sold its first bottle in 1954, and for which the Herdade has become famous. It is aged in oak and mahogany vats of 5.000 liters capacity for 24 months and only released after further 24 to 36 months in bottle in our air conditioned cellars.
Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira
The concentration and spiciness of the Alicante Bouschet combined with the elegance of the Trincadeira and a tannic structure enables the development in bottle for which it is so well known.
Store and Serve Advices:
Serve at a temperature of 16ºC to 18ºC
Ideal with red meat and strong cheeses.
Reviews and Awards:
. 91 points in Robert Parker;
. 18 points in Revista de Vinhos.
17 pts Vinho Grandes Escolhas - Dow’s LBV is full-bodied, rich but perfectly balanced with soft peppery tannins and with a fine acidity that ensure perfect...
91 pts Robert Parker - Dense red colour. Aroma ripe red fruit, mint, floral notes. Good complexity on the palate, marked by its tannins of great quality,...
17 pts Vinho Grandes Escolhas - Deep grenade colour. Good aromatic intensity with notes of ripened red fruits, jam and ripened pepper. Soft and elegant...
15,5 pts Vinho Grandes Escolhas - Intense ripe fruit aroma with hints of flowers, tobacco and dark chocolate. Full-bodied and smooth palate. Very long...