About Lua Cheia: Lua Cheia’s history began in 2009 with the production of wines from Murça- Duoro, an area forgotten by progress but that produces unique wines. In 2010, work began on an investment in a winery in Martim, Duoro and 2 years later in the cradle of Alvarinho, the Monção/Melgaço sub region as well as a partnership in Barcelos where grapes like Loureiro and Sauvignon Blanc were planted. Maria Bonita was born here.
In 2013, another partnership was started in Alentejo, the grapes chosen and acquired in the region of Estremoz. Album is the ex-libris in this region.
Vinification: A blend of Syrah, Petit Verdot, Aragonez and Alicante Bouschet from the Alentejo’s region. After the fermentation process, in stainless steel tanks, the wine is macerated for a short time and aged in new French oak barrels for 10 months before being bottled.
Description: Complex with aromas of ripe fruit, floral notes and spices. Concentrated with round tannins. A full bodied, rich and well structured wine with a very pleasant freshness and subtle touches of good wood. Long and persistent finish.
91 points – The Wine Enthusiast, November 2020
87 Points – RobertParker.com, October 2020