Alentejano, Portugal

Monte dos Perdigoes is the name of the estate that Henrique Granadeiro acquired in 2001 for his vineyards and winery. The property had been owned by a Dutch baron whose crescent insignia (located on the lower part of the label) was given to him by the pope as a reward for his performance during the crusades, later by a Portuguese historian in the 1500’s, and finally by a famous musical composer in the 1920’s. The upper part of the label contains musical staff (honoring the composer) with the addition of grape leaves and the letter G on the right side. Henrique invested heavily in the estate with the latest technology and hiring Pedro Baptista, the wine maker for the Cartuxa brand to be his wine maker. All of the grapes are estate grown. Shelftalkers   
granadeiros-granhoesTapada dos Granhoes Tinto
During Medieval times, there usually was a forest or large wooded area located near the entrance to the castle which served as the hunting grounds for the nobility. This wooded area was known as a “Tapada”. “Ganhoes” are very poor migrant farm workers. It would be ironic that a Ganhoes would have access to a Tapada. In this case Tapada dos Ganhoes signifies a good wine at an entry level price. Light ruby red color with aromatic notes of red fruits. Lively. Fruity flavor and a soft finish. Aragonez/Trincadeiro blend.
FA Tapada do Barão Tinto 2014Tapada do Barao Colheita Seleccionada Tinto
During Medieval times, there usually was a forest or large wooded area located near the entrance to the castle which served as the hunting grounds for the nobility. This wooded area was known as a “Tapada”. “Barao” means baron. Hence Tapada do Barao means “baron’s hunting grounds”. Ruby red color with wild berries and spices aromas. Well structured. Firm with smooth tannins. Long, smooth finish. Aragónez, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah.

2013 - 94 points, Ultimate Wine Challenge
granadeiros-poliPoli Phonia Reserva
A Poliphony is a type of music where two or more independent persons are harmoniously singing the same melody. Henrique chose the name Poli Phonia in honor the recent owner of the estate and because his wine is made from three different varietals working in harmony. Deep purple color with a spicy aroma. Elegant. Good structure with concentrated tannins that are firm. Long soft finish. Syrah, Aragónez, Alicante Bouschet. 6 pack.

94 points - Ultimate Wine Challenge