Thomas Reynolds, an English seaman and merchant, arrived in Portugal in 1820, attracted by the potential of the wine trade. He settled in the northern town of Porto with his two sons, Thomas and Robert, and from there they supplied their London store with a variety of products from the Iberian Peninsula. In 1838, they became involved in the cork industry and set up a factory for the manufacture of cork stoppers in Alburquerque (Spain), where they lived for eleven years. It was a profitable business and soon new cork factories opened in Portugal and Spain. The family returned to Portugal in 1850 and moved to Estremoz, and Robert had remained in Estremoz to take care of the business and soon expanded it with the purchase of new land for the production of an excellent wine, an activity for which he was particularly passionate. The Alentejo soon became the resting place in Portugal of the Reynolds family and of Robert, the family patriarch.
Gloria Reynolds, one of the brand’s most exclusive wines, is only made in exceptional years. Gloria Reynolds Cathedral is the last batch of the vintage. It is aged for 12 to 24 months in cask and 10 years in bottle before release.
Medium intensity garnet color. On the nose aromas of prunes, black and red fruit compote, dark chocolate, nuts, mint, tobacco leaves. The passage through the mouth presents a clean, light and silky entry, with an explosive, complex and persistent finish in its aroma.
Recommended serving temperature: 16° — 18°C
This wine is a fine accompaniment to red meats, roast beef and grilled meats.