Harvest 2021 at Herdade do Peso, Alentejo
From Vigueira, in the Alentejo, Luís Cabral de Almeida talks about the 2021 Harvest at Herdade do Peso. In the words of Sogrape's Head of Winemaking in Alentejo, this was "an almost brilliant year".
The results of a Harvest that started in July, in a cooler and milder climate, are "elegant wines with good fruit and good tannins, very complete from start to finish".
Luís speaks of wines “with remarkable acidity and balance”, as well as the “fresh and aromatic” quality of the whites and rosés. His highlights for the year include the Touriga Nacional – “with notes of wild shrub”, and the surprising Petit Verdot – “deep, with a somewhat wild aroma”. Pride of place goes to the consistency of the Alicante Bouschet — the true queen of varieties on the rolling plains and high mountains of the Alentejo — that gave “some exceptional wines” from the already famous plots 3, 4, and 21 of Herdade do Peso.
2021 was very kind to everyone in the vineyard!