Star Mountain

Beira Interior

Home to Portugal's only ski resort, the Serra de Estrela mountain range rises to just under 2000 metres, and forms the great climatic divide between north and south Portugal.  To the north the weather can be more capricious, more fickle, and vintages matter.  To the southern side the weather is more reliable - just half an hour south of the mountains you are crossing the Tagus into the plains of the Alentejo.  Serra de Estrela translates to 'mountains of the stars' hence the name.

Star Mountain is produced on the south side of the mountains in the foothills of the Serra de Gardunha.  This area is the fruit basket of Portugal with figs, lemons, oranges, pears, apples, quince and many others all growing in abundance - always a good sign.

Star Mountain is a highly drinkable red wine, a blend of Aragonês, Trincadeira & Shiraz.  The Aragonês (aka tempranillo) give the soft, juicy red fruit character that perfectly balances the gentle spicy kick of the Shiraz.  The Trincadeira adds an extra level of complexity with its brambly dark fruit flavours. 

The white wine is - very clean, fresh and lemony with a buttery cloak, is  a blend of Chardonnay and Siria.

These are competitively priced wines giving tremendous value.