Fado White 2017

£8.50

Fads come and go in the wine industry. We see it all the time, some hot-shot winemaker senses the wind blowing and rips up all his Cabernet vines and replaces...

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Fads come and go in the wine industry. We see it all the time, some hot-shot winemaker senses the wind blowing and rips up all his Cabernet vines and replaces them with Syrah. Oscar Wilde got it right when he said, "fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months." Do you think his quotes were off the cuff or did he sit down for days pondering "If I can resist everything, what funny thing is it I can't resist?" Regardless he was a perspicacious and witty gent.


Terras de Alter are not ones to change direction with the slightest breeze. Their focus is on grape varieties indigenous to Portugal and make wines that are expressive of their home in Alentejo; not wines that pretend to be from Bordeaux or Napa Valley. This blend of Siria, Arinto and a smattering of Viognier has a beautiful mineral, floral and tropical character, the likes of which you'll find in few other places.
Fado wines: far from a fad!


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 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. 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.
UK Mainland Addresses

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

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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

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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.