Velvety, weighty, black fruit Alicante usually plays a minor role in Portugal's reds, but José Neiva Correia decided to make one that was 100%. Many thought he'd lost his senses, but the many awards that followed have proved the old master right.
They said he was Aluado ' 'moon crazy' ' but the ever inventive José Neiva Correia proved the doubters wrong. Alicante Bouschet produces some of the world's most deeply coloured wines and is often used to add depth to Portugal's top reds. Here you find it in its pure form thanks to the vision of José. A legend of Portuguese wine, he combines generations of tradition with an inquisitive spirit undimmed at 60 years of age. For this Gold medal triumph, José used grapes from his historic estate, Quinta de Porto Franco, which dates back to the 12th century and is thought to be the oldest vineyard in Alenquer. From a low yielding, superb vintage, Aluado is a big, rich wine best served with roast meats ' try with roast pork or rack of lamb.