The Alentejo has led the way in Portugal’s wine revolution. Aside from the many tourist attractions in the region (such as the towns of Evora, Borba and Estremoz), it is wine that is currently putting the Alentejo region on the map, and more specifically, its red wines. There are two distinct styles of Alentejo red; firstly, there is what can loosely be termed the traditional style which often combines earthy, herbal, undergrowth-like savoury flavours and aromas with the fruit. Traditional Alentejo wines are often complex and reasonably age worthy. Then there is the modern style which show lots of intense fruit, with a richness that is quite ‘new world’ in character and not a million miles away from the style that has made Australian wines such a success over recent years. Both Alentejo styles are both interesting and worthwhile, but it is the latter, more modern group of wines that has been largely responsible for putting the Alentejo on the map as one of Portugal’s most important red wine regions.