The wine producer Santos & Seixo presented at SISAB Portugal 2019 its new brand ‘Duquesa Maria Superior’ from the Alentejo region.
The brand ‘Duquesa Maria’ joins the well-known ‘Santos da Casa’ – the mother brand of the company – and the ‘Rotas de Portugal’ brand, two multiregions brands with Douro, Alentejo and Vinho Verde wines.
The Duquesa Maria Superior wines, white and red, are made from blends with typical grapes from the Alentejo terroir, by the hand of the Chief of Oenology Pedro Seixo and the Consultant Winemaker Paolo Nigra.
Of traditional grape varieties from the vine population of the region, the ‘Duquesa Maria’ white wine has straw color opened with greenish tones, intense aroma, fruity with citric notes.
In the mouth, the wine has a fresh initial taste and lively acidity that gives it a long and greedy finish.
The red wine has a concentrated blush with good aromatic intensity where the notes of blackberry and plum are highlighted. In the mouth, it is presented with soft and elegant tannins and a good acidity that gives it freshness. 50% of this batch rested for six months on used French and American oak wood.