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

2014, Wine & Spirits “Years Best Portugal Reds” – 90 points

2013, Vinhos de Portugal – Bronze

2013, Concours Mondial Bruxelles – Silver

Agriculture

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.

SOIL TYPE
Schist rock with clay loam soil.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
15 years

Grape Varieties

Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Syrah, Petit Verdot

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

Full body palate from Syrah, with attractive texture from Alicante and great balance from Petit Verdot.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

May 2012