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Herdade Tapada do Falcão, looking for UK importer

Herdade Tapada do Falcão is based in the Alentejo region of Portugal, they have produced ‘Rocha Rosa’ 2009 and 2010, and would like to enter the UK market.

Here is some background information:

The wines

The 2010 is a full bodied red wine made from equal proportions of handpicked Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Alicante Bouschet and Aragonez grapes. Garnet coloured with peppery spice and hints of damson fruit and notes of liquorice and mint, with chewy rich tannins.

This follows the 2009 vintage which is a huge fruity red but with more tannins on the finish. There is availability of this wine.

The vineyard

The 6.2 Ha vineyard planted in 2000 is situated at 1,500 ft above sea level in the foothills of the Serra de São Mamede, near Portalegre. The steeply sloping and north facing terrain is predominantly schistous with granitic outcrops. The vines benefit from less solar intensity during the day and cooling night time breezes. From the 2011 vintage the vines are designated DOC.

The winemaker

Winemaker Luis Bourbon produced the wine at his winery in Evoramonte. Luis is also the producer of Canto Decimo, Canto Quinto and Zefyro wines from Paço de Camões, which together have won six awards and commendations at the Decanter Wine Awards in London. The wines from Tapada do Falcão have the potential to improve on this and will be entered into future competitions.

If you would like to enquire about this, please contact Nigel Atkinson [email protected]