Herdade do Portocarro has produced unquestionably distinctive wines from its very genesis. Its first wines – Herdade do Portocarro, Anima and Cavalo Maluco – were immediately positioned amongst the top rated national wines. The project is based on a philosophy of production of finest wines in limited and exclusive quantities. Wines that impress and enthrall, thus providing unique moments for the most demanding consumers. Herdade do Portocarro wines possess a intense and complex personality. They are tense and earthy but also extremely elegant and fresh. They are aimed at a sophisticated, educated and sensitive consumer who looks for and enjoys to taste the difference.
One of José’s life buses: Autocarro (bus) 38, a mineral wine with citrus notes and a youthful freshness for a hot Summer day at the beach or in the countryside under a leafy treetop. It is a blend of native Portugese varieties; 80% Arinto and 20% Galego Dourado.
Tasting notes: strong nose with citrus notes, some stone fruit nuance, conferring it a mineral touch. In the mouth, a striking yet non-aggressive acidity, with some minerality and once again remarkable flavours of citrus notes linger.
"Arinto with Galego Dourado. Excellent entry level white. Round and peachy on the palate with very firm structure. Chalky finish. Very refreshing! Long. Hint of lime. Good Value."
(Jancis Robinson, JR Purple Pages, July 2018)