The ultra modern winery on the hillside near Vidigueira is the amazing Ribafreixo Wines project by partners Mário Pinheiro (a business man with a passion for wine) & Nuno Bico (a local agricultural engineer that has always been connected with Alentejo). It sits on the Moinho Branco Estate with its sizeable 114 ha, in a region with a long-standing wine-making tradition.
The winemaker Paulo Laureano – renowned for his “art of crafting wines of excellence” – is one of the fundamental drivers of their growing success & recognition. Factors such as strategic investment in Portuguese varieties – some of which are unique to the Vidigueira region, like the Antao Vaz grape – are clearly setting Ribafreixo apart in the increasingly competitive world of wines.
The wines are an expression of the schist soils, the Portuguese varietals & the unique microclimate of Vidigueira, a region that offers ideal conditions for making extremely fresh, mineral & aromatic white wines and reds with finesse & character.
The wines are an expression of the schist soils, the Portuguese varietals & the unique microclimate of Vidigueira in Alentejano, a region that offers ideal conditions for making extremely fresh, mineral & aromatic white wines and reds with finesse & character.
Barrancoa is a blend of three grape varieties with three different maturation cycles. Each fermentation is carried out separately, beginning with the Aragonez, followed by Trincadeira and finally Alicante Bouschet. Part of which is oak aged for 8 months
Paulo Laureano (one of the most highly prized Portuguese oenologists) created an elegant and well structured wine with a long persistent finish on the palate. The nose is full of dark ripe berries with spices and toasty flavours and it is beautifully presented in this attractive bottle.
Try it with game such as partridge recipes, pork medallions or other roast meats and vegetables. Works well with hearty stews too.