Varietals

4 Castas

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Red

Wine Concept

An annual challenge for the winemakers to find 4 grape varieties from that harvest which, combined, show a complex and well balanced wine, with distinctive character and flavour.

Awards

2012, Concour Mondial Bruxelles – Silver

2012, Revista de Vinhos – Best buy

2012, Wine Enthusiast – 88 points

2012, Essência do Vinho – 16 points

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certified)

This harvest was characterized by a rainy winter followed by a long and mild summer. These cooler summer temperatures allowed for ideal grape maturation conditions.

SOIL TYPE
Schist rock with clay loam soil.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
15 years

Grape Varieties

Aragonez, Tinta Miúda, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Caiada

Vinification / Maturation

Temperature controlled fermentation (22ºC – 25ºC) in small open stainless steel tanks with robotic plunging and roto fermenters.

6 months ageing in French and American oak barrels, followed by 6 months in bottle prior to market release.

More Information

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Colour

Lively deep red purple colour.

Palate

Velvety textured palate from Tinta Caiada, with added elegance from Tinta Miúda.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

May 2011

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

7.01 g/l

pH

3.61

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.7 g/l