The Guedes family had always rated the quality of the Herdade do Peso grapes – they had been using them in their Vinha do Monte wines since the early 1990s – and jumped at the opportunity to purchase the estate in 1996. Situated in the south of the Alentejo, in the sub-region of Vidígueira, the Herdade do Peso estate covers a total of 457 hectares, 160 hectares of which are currently planted with vines. Winemaker Luís Cabral de Almeida makes expressive and generous wines that reflect the warmer climate of the Alentejo.
Despite its southerly location, Vidígueira is one of the cooler Alentejo sub-regions and benefits from cool Atlantic air funnelled inland from the coast by a gap in the surrounding mountains. Limestone soils help to control vine vigour and lend elegance to the wines. All of the Herdade do Peso vineyards are sustainably farmed and an on-site dam provides much-needed water to irrigate the vineyards during the Alentejo summers.
Below average temperatures in July and August of 2018 produced white and rosé wines with fantastic freshness and elegance. Particularly high temperatures on 3rd and 4th August did not impact on Herdade do Peso's vineyards.
The grapes for the Sossego rosé were harvested early to retain their natural acidity and freshness. The must was obtained via direct pressing. Careful racking followed prior to fermentation at 16ºC for a period of 18 days. The wine was fined after fermentation and then subject to cold stabilisation and filtration before bottling.
This rosé has an attractive light pink colour with fragrant aromas of cherries and wild strawberries. It is dry, lively and balanced with a long and fresh finish.
30% Touriga Nacional
10% Trincadeira/Tinta Amarela
|Winemaker||Luís Cabral de Almeida|