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Mary H Goudie's insight:
Herdade de Portocarro run by winemaker Jose da Mota Capitao produces cult & niche wine for the top wine elite. With his 15 hectares of vines taking advantage of Atlantic Alentejo’s micro-climate uniqueness his 3 wines are a necessity for all you wine buffs to search out on a trip to Lisbon.
He produces only three red wines and in very small quantities. The wine Herdade do Portocarro is mainly made from Aragonez, Alfrocheiro and Cabernet Sauvignon. Secondly, Anima, which in Latin means “spirit” or “soul”, is made from the Italian Sangiovese grapes. Last, but not least, Cavalo Maluco, which translates literally as "Crazy Horse", is made chiefly from Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca.
At a recent blind wine tasting of mono Sangiovese wines Anima & and an Italian one - the Itatian tasters gave this Portuguese wine a better score than the home grown Italian offering - what more can I say - you need to drink these! Anyone who can name a wine "Crazy Horse" is tops in my books.