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.