Founded in 1963 by António Francisco Bonifácio, Bonifácio & Fils has always focused their efforts to achieve the best quality with their products and they do this by managing their wines from the vineyards to the consumers’ doors. The Bonifacio family has hands on approach to their vineyards, wine production and bottling, that are all done in the west part of Portugal. The winery has benefited over the years, of numerous improvements and the introduction of recent technologies. A modern bottling line was also installed to increase production to the level that allows for export.
The Brioso Vinho Tinto just like Lomba da Fazenda was designed specifically for export and features a fruit forward new world backbone along with old world Portuguese accents. Grapes used for this blend are Castelao, Tinta Miuda, and Aragonez. Castelao grapes make intense and aromatic wines with red berry and floral aromas. It also typically produces smooth and well balanced wines with good aging potential as a result of its fondness for oak. When added to Tinta Miuda, and Aragonez the resulting wine quite quaffable on its own which is perfect for the American palate. This traditional Portuguese blend produced a very attractive dark ruby red wine with layers and layers of smoky berries, dried cherry, blueberry and spicy earthy notes. It combines concentrated dark cherry and blackcurrant flavors that is complex and full on the palate. Soft tannins and a long finish complete this gem. The wine is ready to be used now. However it will continue to age gracefully for up to four years. Enjoy at room temperature with spicy meat dishes, steaks, lamb chops and suckling pig.