Fado Red 2017

£8.50

We're sure English cricket fans would resent admitting it but sometimes the occasion calls for an Australian. Times such as operating a barbeque on Christmas day, trying to usher an...

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We're sure English cricket fans would resent admitting it but sometimes the occasion calls for an Australian. Times such as operating a barbeque on Christmas day, trying to usher an offensively large spider out of your 'dunny' or upsetting sommeliers by asking for 'French Shiraz.' (It continues to amaze us, the sheer number of banal stereotypes we get into our tasting notes.) Portuguese winery, Terras De Alter realised they were in such a situation.


The founding families of Sociedade Agrícola das Antas and Sociedade Agrícola do Monte Barrão precured the services of legendary Australian oenologist Peter Bright. Peter highlights traditional Portuguese grape varieties but give the wines a new world twist by listing the grape varieties on the front label and delivers a wine with extraordinary intense fruit flavours. Well done Peter, you might even have won over the 'Barmy Army' with this stonker. Just don't bring up ball tampering!



Terras de Alter was founded in 2004 as a joint venture between Sociedade Agrícola das Antas and Sociedade Agrícola do Monte Barrão, family firms with centuries of agricultural history in Alto Alentejo, in cooperation with Peter Bright, world renowned oenologist. Highlighting traditional Portuguese varietals sourced primarily from the Antas and Monte Barrão vineyards in Fronteira and Alter do Chão, Peter Bright masterfully coaxes intense flavours of ripe berry and spice from the grapes grown under the Portuguese sun and blends them in the company’s state of the art winery built in 2008 to create approachable wines.
As one of the world’s most experienced and well recognized wine makers, Peter Bright brings his talents to Terras de Alter as head winemaker and business partner. After studying oenology in his native Australia, Peter came to Portugal in 1981 to hone his craft. By 1993, he was known as one of Australia’s first 'flying winemakers’, travelling first through Europe and then branching out to other continents. Of note, Peter made an enormous impact in South America where he spear-headed the movement to transform the region from a producer of bulk wines into a bottler of premium varieties. After 30 years of living and working in Portugal, it is here where Peter has seen his greatest success. As Peter himself explains, "I am fascinated by grape varieties, and Portugal is of course, an amazing place for varieties." At Terras de Alter, Peter continues to highlight the best that Portuguese varietals can offer for people all over the world to enjoy.
Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.