Winery to Watch 2017

Portugal: Herdade do Mouchão

John Reynolds purchased this quinta in 1892, building an adobe winery on site in 1901. Mouchão developed a reputation for long-lived reds prior to the 1974 revolution, which rocked the vineyard during some unsettled times. The family replanted their coveted alicante bouschet vines, which are gaining maturity and beginning to deliver the kind of wine that once built a cult around Mouchão. Iain Reynolds Richardson’s wines from the 2011 vintage may mark a new milestone for this historic property. Now that the wines are fi nally available in the US, cellar some and check on it 20 years from the vintage.

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