Dominó Foxtrot is a barrel-aged red wine made by Dominó with the Muscat, Trincadeira and Alicante Bouschet varieties in the DOC Alentejo (Portugal).
When Vitor Claro began working as a chef in the restaurant of prestigious winemaker Dirk Niepoort, he discovered his passion for making wine. This discovery finally led him to leave the restaurant and set up his own wine project with his wife Rita Ferreira in the city of Portalegre in Alentejo. There he makes fresh and modern wines that are elegant and not at all conventional.
Dominó Foxtrot comes from plots lying 650 metres above sea level in the Serra de S. Mamede (Alto Alentejo). These are 85-year-old vines planted in granite and quartz soils. They are cultivated using organic agriculture and the harvest is manual with the grapes selected in the vineyard itself.
In the winery, the Dominó Foxtrot grapes firstly go through a 5-day maceration. The must is then fermented in stainless steel tanks for 60 days, and the wine is aged in used French oak barrels for 12 months. It is finally bottled without being filtered or adding sulphur.
Dominó Foxtrot is a wine from the new generation producers in Alentejo. This movement had promoted a return to how things used to be, using local varieties and minimal intervention. A bright but elegant red.