Tuesday, April 03, 2012

2008 Herdade do Peso Alentejo "Colheita"

Colheita, when referring to port, indicates a port from a single vintage, but it is not a "Vintage Port". So what does this mean when referring to a dry red Portuguese wine? Well, I had to find out...

Actually "colheita" simply means "harvest", so this added word has no official meaning, but in this case it refers to Sogrape's "premium quality" wine from the Herdade do Peso line "produced only in exceptional years" in the Alentejo region of Portugal.

The 2008 Herdade do Peso "Colheita" certainly reflects its hot, southern climate - rich and meaty with smokey tobacco and dark berry notes. Smooth, rich and easy drinking, incredibly balanced and surprisingly interesting at this price point. A wine to be enjoyed today, but still drinking nicely after three hours in the decanter.
Score: 16.5/20
Price: C$21.15 (SAQ)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great Post! I love learning about exotic wines.

Btw check this out:
http://triviaplayingcards.com/wine-trivia-double-deck-playing-cards.html

These are really cool wine-educational materials!

Raul Sousa Carvalho said...

Boa noite, como vai?

Já tenho vindo a acompanhar o seu blog... 

Desculpe estar a incomodar. Apenas queria pedir que se torna-se seguidor no nosso site do Nariz à Boca e coloca-se o meu link no seu site. Poderemos fazer partilha de LINK'S. Coloque o meu link no seu site por favor.

http://donarizaboca.blogspot.pt/

Muito obrigado e continue a desfrutar do grande mundo dos vinhos.

Online wine Australia said...

Awesome post. I am a regular drinker and i will try to check it taste.

jackshon said...

I am always buy wine online.I will also taste this wine.