Vale das Eguas Tinto, Herdade do Cebolal 2019 (Peninsula de Setubal, Portugal)

65% Touriga Nacional, 22% Alicante Bouschet, 13% Syrah.  All viticulture at Herdade do Cebolal is organic and they use several interesting methods to enhance the soils including gathering seaweed from the nearby Atlantic and employing sheep to keep weeds trimmed and for the manure. To combat the effects of climate change, they are creating an agroforest around their vines which provides shade and sequesters rain water in the soil. They also keep bees so it’s important not to spray insecticides or use chemical herbicides. All grapes are hand harvested and the wines are fermented spontaneously.