Tapada de Coelheiros Tinto 2019


A classic of Alentejo. The Tapada Tinto is a historic wine first produced in 1991. From the beginning, it was made predominantly with Cabernet Sauvignon, and it remains so to this day, becoming one of the icons of the grape variety in Portugal.

GRAPE VARIETIES Cabernet Sauvignon × Alicante Bouschet
VINEYARDS Leonilde × Sobreira
AGING 18 months in barrel / 36 months in bottle




The vineyards are located at an average altitude of 300 meters and are rainfed. The grapevines are trained in bilateral cordon, and they have a northwest to southwest orientation. The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Leonilde Vineyard, which was planted in 1981. As for Alicante Bouschet, it originates from the slope of the Sobreira de Cima Vineyard, planted in 2002.


The grapes were handpicked and immediately destemmed. The alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, with controlled temperatures between 24 and 26°C. After the completion of fermentation, the wine was kept in post-fermentative maceration for a period of 5 days. The malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in tanks. Later, the wine was transferred to 500L barrels and 25hl foudres, where it aged for 18 months.


It is a wine with a deep ruby color, aromas of ripe black fruits such as plum and cassis, enveloped in subtle notes of spices and graphite. In the mouth, the wine is full-bodied and well-structured, with fine tannins and a long, persistent finish.