Meia Pipa—half a barrel—refers to the small barrels used for aging this ripe and juicy wine that combines the local Castelão with Cabernet and Syrah. It has great red berry and cranberry freshness, the Cabernet giving just the right amount of structure.
Juicy Castelão fruit propels this wine, giving spice, soft tannins and ripe red cherries. It is full, very accessible, its acidity adding an attractive edge of freshness. Drink now, or age a year.