Impressive Portugal: The Alentejo

Turn inland from Lisbon, writes Robert Boutflower, and you’re set for the dusty expanses of the Alentejo. It’s a land of cork oak trees and immense wheat fields growing in sandy pink soils (Charneca), stretching away into huge vistas all the way to Spain,

The population is sparse, surviving in low slung villages and somehow little appears to have changed since Wellington harried the French forces around Estremoz and Elvas. Life is slow-paced, but don’t be mistaken; this is one of the most interesting parts of Portugal to explore for wine.

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  1. Esporao Reserva White, Alentejo
    Esporão Reserva Branco, Alentejo 2017
    Arinto 14.5% Vol
    Portugal > Mid & S Portugal
    Intense, elegant, modern style wine with plenty of rich fruit, showing tangerine, grapefruit and...
    £14.50 per bottle
    • £12.50 2 or more
  2. Terra de Lobos Fernao Pires/Sauvignon
    Terra de Lobos Fernão Pires/Sauvignon Blanc, Tejo, Casal Branco 2018
    Fernão Pires 13.0% Vol
    Portugal > Mid & S Portugal
    This is an excellent example of the fantastic new wave of wines coming out of southern Portugal...
    £7.95 per bottle
    • £6.75 6 or more
  3. Esporao Reserva Red, Alentejo
    Esporão Reserva Tinto, Alentejo 2016
    Aragonês 14.5% Vol
    Portugal > Mid & S Portugal
    Silky, elegant red with berried fruits, rich and complex palate and well integrated new oak. David...
    £18.95 per bottle
    • £16.00 2 or more
  4. Terra de Lobos Castelao/Cab, C Branco
    Terra de Lobos Castelão/Cabernet Sauvignon, Tejo, Casal Branco 2016
    Castelão 13.5% Vol
    Portugal > Mid & S Portugal
    There are some terrific wines coming out of the south of Portugal, this wine shows the potential of...
    £7.95 per bottle
    • £6.75 6 or more
  5. Terra de Lobos Rose
    Terra de Lobos Rosé, Tejo, Casal Branco 2017
    Touriga Nacional 12.5% Vol
    Portugal > Mid & S Portugal
    A super ripe fruited wine full of red berry character, succulent and attractive this is easy...
    £7.95 per bottle
    • £6.75 6 or more

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