Aragonez and Alicante Bouschet
Easy drinking, bright, red berries and mild tannins
Alberto Orte and Patrick Mata’s families have been making wine throughout Spain and Portugal since the 1800’s. In 2002, Compania de Vinos del Atlantico was set up to bring the two families together. Both families run their own projects and buy as negociants from other growers. They use indigenous varieties, old vines and minimal intervention. The Aplanta is 70% Aragonez and 30% Alicante Bouschet from vines planted in 2002. The vineyards are located in Alentejo, in southern Portugal. Average temp during the growing season is 30 C and average rainfall from April to October is 480mm. This gives a juicy, bright and easy drinking style of wine.