Sitting on almost identical boundaries to the Vinho Verde region in Northern Portugal, the Minho region allows winemakers to experiment with international varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grown alongside native grapes. Homenagem is a great example of this, blending Merlot with Portuguese varietals that are picked and fermented together and aged in oak.
The result is a deep, full bodied and delicious wine with loads of fruit but a nicely balancing acidity. A delicious option for sunday with a chunk of beef.
Rich nose yet with tension and minerals, savoury hints and aromas of peach pannacotta with herbal notes. The palate is rich with a creamy mouth feel, white stone fruit combines with minerals and fresh herbs. Dry finish with mineral acidity and powerful, persistent length.
The 2017 vintage has produced a delightfully fresh, well-balanced and smooth Bacchus. Calmer yet more complex on the nose than many vintages, our 2017 wine leads with herbal, tomato leaf and basil notes complimented by delightful tropical tones of papaya, mango and pineapple…with elderflower taking a less pronounced but vital supporting role. We delight in the way our Bacchus exposes so many new faces to us every year. As always, the palate is super-clean, refreshing and balanced….always leaving you wanting another sip!