On the hot plains of the Baixo Alentejo, just a few kilometres from the city of Beja, is one of the oldest wine estates in the region. Its vineyards represent decades of history that Henrique Uva has preserved & farmed for many years & which he always wanted to develop as an independent producer.
In 2004, he achieved his dream, with the project that goes by the name of Henrique Uva/Herdade da Mingorra. The winery is surrounded by a landscape that that is abundant, with an amazing diversity of plants & fauna, with several river basins forming veritable oasis. Built in the heart of Herdade da Mingorra, the 2,000m2 Winery only vinifies the estate’s own grapes & works with vinification processes at various levels. In total, more than two & a half million euros have been invested & the Winery has been designed to preserve traditional techniques in perfect harmony with the highest technology.
The estate covers a total of 1,400 hectares, with three properties: Herdade da Mingorra, Sociedade Agrícola do Barrinho & Herdade dos Pelados. As well as 135 hectares of vineyards, it has 210 hectares of irrigated olive groves, 200 hectares of intensively farmed almond groves, while the remainder is under traditional crops & woodland.
Light maceration on the grape skins followed by low temperature fermentation at 11C.
Aragonez is the Tempranillo of Portugal and has the same as the famous Spanish grape. The Atlantic influence in Portugal gives this wine a fresher feel than Spanish versions. This is a pretty & elegant rose with a bright colour. In the glass this wine has characters of red fruit such as strawberries and a hint of pink lady apple. This is a fairly dry rose with some juicy acidity.
Pair this with sushi, Vietnamese food or snacks such as biltong or charcuterie.