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.
2012, Concour Mondial Bruxelles – Silver
2012, Revista de Vinhos – Best buy
2012, Wine Enthusiast – 88 points
2012, Essência do Vinho – 16 points
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.
Schist rock with clay loam soil.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
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.
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão
Lively deep red purple colour.
Predominately fine and vibrant aromas associated with Alfrocheiro.
Velvety textured palate from Tinta Caiada, with added elegance from Tinta Miúda.