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In 1956, a group of 14 individual winegrowers decided to band together and form a co-operative which would allow them to work together for the common good. This experiment definitely paid off, as the Adega Cooperativa de Redondo is now one of the largest producers of wine in the entire Alentejo region. The 14 initial members have grown to now include 200 different producers. It must be said that as the size of the co-operative has grown, so has the size of its portfolio.
Real Lavrador 2017 is a red wine from the beautiful Alentejo region of Portugal. This region makes up about 30% of all of the land in Portugal as a whole. From the rich and fertile soil of this region come the Castelão, Trincadeira, and Aragonez grapes used for Real Lavrador 2017. These are macerated with their skins to imbibe the final product with the deep burgundy colour of fresh pomegranate juice.
This wine is an excellent choice to serve alongside game or cheese platters. Its rich, berry flavour will add an additional layer of complexity to whatever it is paired with. Smooth and well-balanced, this fine red wine will not overwhelm the palate. Try it alongside your next meal and see for yourself.
Elaboration of Real Lavrador 2017
Real Lavrador 2017
- View: This red wine has a beautiful ruby red colour.
- Nose: Red fruit and berry aromas make up the scent profile on this drink. The primary fruit scents include red currant, plum, strawberry, cherries, and figs. Bitter notes of oak spices and cloves may also be noticed by seasoned drinkers.
- Mouth: The scents of the red fruits and berries carry on into the beverage's flavours. Cherries and plums make up the primary fruit flavours. Dark flavours of tobacco and leather add depth. Oak spices and cloves add a spice note. The drink ends with a balanced round finish.
VINEYARD: The Adega De Redondo vineyard lies in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Here, the soil is compromised mostly of granite, with some chalk, clay, and schist mixed.
GRAPES: Aragonez (Tempranillo) and Trincadeira Castelao
AGEING: Adega De Redondo does not give tell exactly how the wine is aged. Due to the oak spices, we can guess it is aged in oak casks. It is unknown how long the alcohol is aged for. Customers can bottle-age the wine for two to three years, if desired.
PREPARATION: Once the grapes are picked, destemmed, and crushed, (and go through a variety of other vinification steps), the juice is left to fermented in stainless steel tanks. This is done at a controlled temperature, slightly warmer than room temperature.
PAIRING: This beverage pairs well with just about any savoury and spicy meals. Try it with pasta with tomato sauce, barbequed meat, Mexican food, and spiced potatoes.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16-18°C