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For a token SRP of $9.99, there is no longer an excuse to skip or skimp on wine. Like the diverse and delightful country these wines come from, they will bring unlimited joy to your table and tongue. We also hope to introduce you to their upper level relatives in a future report. Follow technical information. Now your job is to try them. Enjoy!alente red

CONTROLLED ORIGIN DENOMINATION – DOC ALENTEJO
TYPE: Red
YEAR: 2007
WINEMAKER: José Fonseca
GRAPES: Trincadeira, Aragonez
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Portugal
REGION: Alentejo
OENOLOGY

The wine was made from selected grapes of the two varieties.
The grapes were destemmed and fermented in small vats at a
controlled temperature (25º to 27ºC). Maceration was intense
and lengthy. After fermentation the pulp was pressed and malolactic
fermentation took place. The wine had aged in French and
American oak barrels. After ageing the blend was prepared and
the wine was stabilised and filtered prior to bottling. It ages in
the bottle before being released to the market.

TASTING NOTES
ALENTE red is garnet coloured with hints of violet. Its aroma
is intense of black fruits and wild berries. It is well balanced,
rich and full-bodied with the wood thoroughly integrated, to
give the wine complexity and persistence. The finish is vivid
but smooth and velvety. We liked it slightly chilled.Lovely with blue cheese or burgers.

SERVING SUGGESTION
This wine is good for pairing with baked fatty fish, all kind of
barbecue meats. It is also excellent with strong cheeses and
highly seasoned dishes (Mexican and Asian gastronomies).
Recommended serving temperature: 16º to 18ºC (61º to 64ºF).

DRINKING SUGGESTION
It can be drunk now or stored for 4 to 5 years after bottling, as
long as the storage conditions are suitable.
TECHNICAL NOTES
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Bottle: Bordeaux
Stopper: Natural cork
| TECHNICAL FILE |
ALENTEJO WINE . PORTUGAL
PH. +351 266 730 180 . F. +351 266 730 182
info@enoforumwines.com | http://www.enoforumwines.com

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Alente
CONTROLLED ORIGIN DENOMINATION – DOC ALENTEJO
TYPE: White
YEAR: 2009
WINEMAKER: José Fonseca
GRAPES: Antão Vaz and Arinto
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Portugal
REGION: Alentejo
OENOLOGY

This wine was made from selected grapes of the two varieties. It
were destemmed and subjected to thermal shock before being
pressed. The must was cold racked (10º to 12ºC) for 48 hours.
Fermentation was made in vats and new American oak barrels
and lasted 15 days, with temperature control (14º to 15ºC),. The
wine remains “sur lie” in the vats and the barrels for 3 to 4
months. After being prepared the blend the wine was stabilised
and filtered.

TASTING NOTES
ALENTE white has a golden citrine colour with an aroma of
tropical fruits and hints of peach and melon. It is rich in fruit,
complex and exhibiting volume, it is well balanced, fresh and
exciting.We found it ideal for quaffing and loved it with toasted almonds or shellfish. 

SERVING SUGGESTION
It is an ideal aperitif, it also pairs perfectly with grilled or baked
fish, sushi, shellfish, salads and white meats.
Recommended serving temperature: 10º to 12º C (50º to 54ºF).

DRINKING SUGGESTION
It can be drunk now or stored for 2 to 3 years after bottling, as
long as the storage conditions are suitable.

TECHNICAL NOTES
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Bottle: Bordeaux
Stopper: Natural cork
| TECHNICAL FILE |
ALENTEJO WINES . PORTUGAL
PH. +351 266 730 180 . F. +351 266 730 182
info@enoforumwines.com | http://www.enoforumwines.com

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portuguese food Consider Cooking Portuguese

For centuries the gastronomy of the Alentejo was based on the trilogy – bread, wine and olive oil. With these ingredients and the careful use of an extensive array of herbs, a creative and delicious gastronomy developed that has survived to this day. Fruit of circumstance of what the land provided or failed to provide and of the influences of the countless peoples who lived in the Alentejo, the Alentejo cuisine was defined a long time ago and stood out from the rest of Portuguese gastronomy. To the above-mentioned trilogy of ingredients we should add black pig, lamb, game, a wide range of sweets, which are mainly convent-based, and the widespread use of tomato, onion, garlic and pepper, both in cooked dishes and in seasoning for charcuterie.

Herbs, spices and condiments are also widely used, for example pennyroyal, coriander, parsley, oregano, marjoram, cloves and cinnamon

So Google lamb Portuguese recipe and get to work.

Courtesy of Enforum

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FINISTERRA

Here’s a duo for a SRP of $6.99. You’ll be amazed at the bang fro the buck.

The vast coastline of the northern Atlantic, that begins along the Portuguese coast, at the western edge of Europe, was for centuries seen as the place “where the land ends and the sea begins*”. It is a constant theme in Portuguese culture, history, memory and landscape. Until the 12th century, it was believed that this place was the “end of the world” or the “end of the land” – the FINISTERRA.

The horizon was filled by the endless sea, a sea that at the time was believed to be inhabited by terrible monsters and giants, who would guarantee the certain death of anyone who dared to cross it. It was then that Portuguese sailors set off to explore and discover, thus giving rise to the so-called “Portuguese maritime adventure”, which later became known as “the Discoveries”, and the myth was destroyed for good.

Many of the sailors on this adventure came from the Alentejo, the Region in the south of Portugal where this wine is produced. Finisterra is a tribute to these adventurers who set off to “tell the World about new worlds”.

* Luís de Camões, “Os Lusíadas” (canto III)

 

finis white

FINISTERRA
REGIONAL WINE FROM ALENTEJO
TYPE: Red
YEAR: 2008
WINEMAKER: José Fonseca
GRAPES: Aragonez, Castelão and Trincadeira
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Portugal
REGION: Alentejo
OENOLOGY
Traditional winemaking process with fermentation in stainless
steel vats with a controlled temperature of 27ºC.

TASTING NOTES
Appearance: Crystalline, garnet colour.
Aroma: Ripe red fruits.
Taste: Rich in fruit, balanced with good acidity and light gentle
tannins.

SERVING SUGGESTION
This wine goes well paired with all kind of meat dishes and
cheeses.
Recommended serving temperature: 16º to 18ºC (61º to 64ºF).
DRINKING SUGGESTION
It can be drunk now or stored for 2 to 3 years after bottling, as
long as the storage conditions are suitable.
TECHNICAL NOTES
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Bottle: Bordeaux
Stopper: Natural cork
| TECHNICAL FILE |
ALENTEJO WINES . PORTUGAL
PH. +351 266 730 180 . F. +351 266 730 182
info@enoforumwines.com | http://www.enoforumwines.com

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FINISTERRA

REGIONAL WINE FROM ALENTEJO
TYPE: White
YEAR: 2009
WINEMAKER: José Fonseca
GRAPES: Antão Vaz, Síria, Rabo de Ovelha and Perrum
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Portugal
REGION: Alentejo
OENOLOGY
Traditional winemaking process with fermentation in stainless
steel vats at a controlled temperature of 15ºC.
TASTING NOTES
Appearance: Crystalline, with a faint straw colour.
Aroma: Fresh and fruity.
Taste: Rich in fruit, balanced with good acidity and a fine, persistent
finish.

SERVING SUGGESTION
Wonderful paired with salads, shellfish and fish dishes.
Recommended serving temperature: 8º to 10ºC (46º to 50ºF).

DRINKING SUGGESTION
It can be drunk now or stored for 2 years after bottling, as long
as the storage conditions are suitable.
TECHNICAL NOTES
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Bottle: Bordeaux
Stopper: Natural cork
| TECHNICAL FILE |
ALENTEJO WINES . PORTUGAL
PH. +351 266 730 180 . F. +351 266 730 182
info@enoforumwines.com | http://www.enoforumwines.com

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