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.
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.
Schist origin, clay-loam structure.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
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.
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão
Clear, deep dark red, some violet edges.
Perfumed aroma showing the Touriga Nacional violet and blueberry notes, with spice and freshness from the Tinta Miúda.
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.
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