In a country steeped in winemaking history, the name Mouchão is synonymous with wines of distinction. The family owned estate has been producing wine for over a hundred years and maintains the traditions established in 1901 when the winery was built. The distinctive character of Mouchão wines derives from three principal characteristics: the Alicante Bouschet grape, the specific terroir and adherence to traditional winemaking methods. At Mouchão grapes are hand-picked, foot trodden in marble cement lining lagares and the wine aged in five thousand litre vats. Mouchão wines are renowned for their longevity, maturing subtly as they age. Dom Rafael Tinto is a blend of 33% Alicante/33% Aragonez/33% Trincadera. It has an intriguing expression of black fruits, ripe fruits with spices, and liquorice in the background. Rich and elegant attack, with notes of black berries, mellow tannins, great complexity, and a long spicy finish.