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)

The 2013 viticultural year was characterized by a cool and wet spring followed by a dry summer with large diurnal temperatures, making for good maturation conditions and sound healthy grapes.

SOIL TYPE
Schist origin, clay-loam structure.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
16 years

Grape Varieties

Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Tinta Miúda

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, deep dark red, some violet edges.

Palate

Youthful fruit on the palate showing firmness and intensity from the Alicante Bouschet, with structure and elegance from the Aragonez, with contributing spiciness and complexity from the Tinta Miúda and Touriga Nacional.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

July 2014

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

7.1 g/l

pH

3.58

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.6 g/l