Alicante Bouschet, prized by the Portuguese, is normally used only in small amounts in fine blends. However, the great José Neiva Correa was convinced it would make a marvellous wine all on its own. His winemaking friends thought he was crazy (‘aluado’) – but not anymore! Ever since its first vintage, Aluado (made with grapes from Jose’s own historic estate which dates back to the 12th century) has won Gold after Gold after Gold – like this TRIPLE Gold & Double Gold-winning 2019 vintage. A deliciously full-bodied, blackberry-packed find that’s laced with cinnamon and mocha notes on a big, bold palate, this is a crowd-pleaser that you’ll love to splash around at Christmas!