The Herdade Moinho Branco estate is based in Vidigueira in the heart of the Baixo Alentejo (lower Alentejo). Due to the modersting cool wind coming from the Serra do Mendro 60% of the estates 80hA are planted with white grapes. Although there is plenty of structure and fruit in the reds they always stay fresh and balanced. In the main the estate concentrates on indigenous varieties with Antao Vaz, Arinto and Siria to the fore for whites and Aragonez, Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro and the estate’s specialty Alicante Bouschet for reds. Owners Mario Pinheiro and Nuno Bico bring plenty of know how and enthusiasm to the project. All processes in the vineyard and winery have a keen eye on being enviromentally friendly with no pesticides and strict limited use of resources. All the wines are fantastic value at their respective price points. Highly regarded winemaker Paulo Laureono consults and the wine is made under the Ribafreixo brand.