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.
Main focus on grape quality. Integrated production with several selective thinnings to reduce the yield up to 4,000kg/ha. Night harvesting and separated by grape variety. Fermentation of the berries, cleaned and by separate varieties and without crushing, in Seguin Moreau French oak vats, with controlled temperature and for a long period. Own yeasts. Malolactic fermentation in Seguin Moreau barrels by grape variety for 18 months. Minimum use of sulphites. Blending of the grape varieties, bottling and ageing of the wine in the bottle for 5 years on the estate.
Dark red colour with black core. Pure and noble bouquet, wild fruits and spices. In the mouth it is elegant but powerful, young and creamy tannins, lots of sweet fruit extract, beautiful minerality, very long lasting aftertaste. Great aging potential.Recommended serving temperature: 16° — 18°C
VinoDeli sommelier’s tasting.
Eye: The wine has a dark, rich color in the glass; practically opaque.Nose: A complex bouquet of dark fruits opens in the aroma: blackberry, plum, sweet cherry; spice notes: black pepper, light vanilla tone, cardamom, green pepper.Mouth: Full-bodied, rich wine; tannin is soft, velvety, giving structure to the wine; medium acidity, not bulging. The wine has excellent balance.Notes: Reynolds winery is located in the south of Portugal – the Alentejo region. For this wine, a blend of both local grape varieties and international ones is used. First of all, the wine surprises with its balance and intensity of taste. Perfect for lovers of stately, bright Spanish wines.
Wine for all occasions, being an excellent complement to red meat, grilled fish and spicy food. It improves if opened and decanted 15 minutes before serving.