Hugo Mendes Castelão 2022
The Hugo Mendes Castelão is a rich, ripe and juicy red wine with an irresistible flavour. In the winery the grapes were totally de-stemmed and fermented with natural yeasts in a closed vat. There was frequent reassembly to keep the blanket wet and pressing was undertaken early. Hugo's idea was to leave the wine soft and fruity like the old methods, in order to reveal the true character of the Castelão grape. 20% of the wine was aged for 6 months in wood. Displaying aromas of wild fruits, black pepper and fine spices the finish is long and persistent.