Originating from the unique terroir of Lourinhã, which enjoys a fine combination of geological, climactic and human factors, this old vinic aguardente boasts a range of aromas and flavours that make it very special and totally unique.
A 15-year-old aguardente blend that is suave, elegant and complex.
Mediterranean, limey clay loams.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
More than 20 years
Traditional vinification with temperature controlled natural fermentation, without sulfur dioxide additions. Distilled straight after end of alcoholic fermentation at Quinta do Rol in a wood fired continuous distillation column (18 inches diam) with 21 plates.
Brandy spirit of average 70º alcohol is produced followed by ageing in new barrels (national oak, french oak, chestnut) for several months.
Minimum ageing of 15 years then follows in underground cellars in new and used barrels, volumes varying from 250 to 600 litres.
Final blend achieved by using brandy spirits of various ages. Each lote is unique. The final blended spirit is filtered only once before bottling in a slow and soft operation as in olden times.
Minimum ageing of 15 years then follows in underground cellars in new and used barrels.
The product of José Roquette and Carlos Melo Ribeiro’s friendship (Quinta do Rol), respect for wine distilling tradition and the desire to create a top-quality, XO (Extra Old) vinic aguardente.
The result is a 15-year-old aguardente blend that is suave, elegant and complex. Truly special and exclusive.
Lourinhã, Cognac and Armagnac are the world’s only three demarcated regions for this type of drink.
David Baverstock e Pedro Ribeiro Corrêa
Topaz with brown hues.
Complex, fruity aroma (dry fruits and nuts) with good spicy vanillan oak, lightly floral (dry flowers, gum cistus).
Complex and developed, soft and nicely unctuose light body with persistent fruity and spicy notes.
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