Rui Reguinga is one of the most respected Portuguese winemakers, known for his mastery and dedication to the terroir. He was elected the best winemaker in 2009 by Vinhos magazine, and his wines have won several gold medals and trophies. He has been been one of the judges several times at the prestigious “International Wine Challenge”, “Decanter World Wine Awards”, “Concours Mondial de Bruxelles”.
For me the ideal concept would be organic grapes in an up-to-date technological winery. Even with artistic creativity, we cannot ignore the technical component in the work of a winemaker, because if we are constantly making mistakes we can never enjoy the true essence of the wine. The quality is never jeopardised: that is a given in modern winemaking.
I believe that the greater the experience a winemaker has outside the lands he knows, the greater his capacity to confront new situations. I love the opportunity of making wine in Argentina, which has the best consultants in the world. I began by being fascinated with the style of the New World but in the last years have returned to my origins.
Intensus Reserva is a red wine produced with red grapes from Aragonez, Trincadeira and Alicante Bouschet planted in the wine region of Alentejo. The fermentation process took place in stainless steel tanks, at controlled temperatures. After the fermentation process, part of the blend was transferred to used French oak barrels, where it remained, for 8 months before the wine was mixed and bottled.
Intensus Reserva is a fruity and fine red wine, with aromas of intense ripe red fruits, juicy and polished tannins, and very elegant acidity.
Intensus Reserva is a white wine produced with white grapes of Arinto, Antão Vaz from the Alentejo wine region. After the fermentation process in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures, the wine has been transferred to stainless steel vats, where it stayed in contact with fine lees, and where it was subjected to regular stirring, for 6 months, prior to being bottled.
Intensus Reserva is a very fresh white wine, with citrus aromas, with tropical nuances and subtle mineral notes. It has a soft floral touch, graphite note, wet stone, and open citrus acidity.
Terrenus is a red wine produced with red grapes from old vines of Aragonês, Trincadeira, and Alicante Bouchet planted in the Alentejo wine region. The fermentation process has occurred in cement’s Lagares, at controlled temperatures. After the fermentation process has occurred, the wine was transferred to new’s French oak barrels where it has staged, for 12 months prior to being bottled.
Terrenus is an imposing, solid, and elegant red wine from red grapes from old vines. It is a robust wine, with imposing but juicy tannins, soft acidity and super structured.
Vintage: 2016 Wine Type: Red Varietal: Aragonês, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouchet from old vines. Alc: 14,6% Region: Alentejo Wine Maker: Rui Reguinga
Terrenus Reserva Vinhas Velhas is a white wine produced with a set of white grape varieties from old vines planted in the Alentejo wine region. After the pressing process, the musts have rested for 48 hours to clear. The musts have been fermented in stainless steel tanks, at a controlled temperature. After the fermentation process, the wine was transferred to new French oak barrels where it has stayed in contact with fine lees, where it has been subjected to regular stirring, for 8 months, prior to being bottled.
Terrenus Reserva is an elegant, aromatic, and very balanced white wine produced from white grapes from old vines planted in the wine region of Alentejo. It is a wine that is full of aromas of white pulp fruits, citrus nuances, along with aromas of extraordinary wood and dried fruits. It has smooth greasiness, freshness, and citric acidity.
All of the wines at Cardel Wines are carefully chosen for the natural,
organic properties and unique tasting notes.
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