The Estate’s flagship wine was first bottled in 1949. Sourced predominantly from the Estate’s best Alicante Bouschet grapes from the Carapetos, Ponte das Canas and Dourada vineyards, with up 15% of other local varieties – mainly Trincadeira – grown on the Estate. The latter provides an important aromatic component as Alicante Bouschet’s primary aromas are naturally shy.
The Estate’s flagship wine, first bottled in 1949.
The predominant variety used today is Trincadeira (sourced from the famous Carapetos vineyard), though Aragonêz may also be used. Foot-trodden and vinified in stone lagares and then aged in old wooden tonéis for up to three years, the wine is then bottled and not released for a further two years. Traditionally a wine for laying down, Mouchão will benefit significantly from storage for up to two decades, sometimes more.