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.
2014, Wine & Spirits “Years Best Portugal Reds” – 90 points
2013, Vinhos de Portugal – Bronze
2013, Concours Mondial Bruxelles – Silver
Integrated Production (certified)
Damp, stormy weather during the Spring period resulted in a lower than average grape production. A mild summer with cool nights resulted in grapes of very high quality.
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 red berries aromas associated with Aragonez.
Full body palate from Syrah, with attractive texture from Alicante and great balance from Petit Verdot.