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.

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certified)

Excellent year for red wines in this region. The low winter rainfall contributed to a smaller than average grape harvest with deeply concentrated high quality wines.

SOIL TYPE
Schist origin, clay-loam structure.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
15years

Grape Varieties

Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tinta Miúda, Touriga Franca

Vinification / Maturation

Temperature controlled fermentation (22ºC – 25ºC) in small stainless steel tanks with robotic plunging and also in rotary fermentation tanks.

Aged for 6 months in French and American oak barrels, followed by a further 6 months in bottle before market release.

More Information

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Colour

Clear, bright, concentrated red colour.

Palate

Cabernet Sauvignon provides structure and elegance, with Alicante Bouschet contributing balance and intensity.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

May 2012

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

7.3 g/l

pH

3.57

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.7 g/l