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)

A damp winter followed by a mild summer with high diurnal temperature variations, allowing for a long, even maturation, with good fruit intensity and balancing acidity.

SOIL TYPE
Schist origin, clay-loam structure.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
17 years

Grape Varieties

Alicante Bouschet, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, 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 between stainless steel tanks and 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 ruby colour.

Palate

Dense and compact palate, with bright fruit and integrated toasty oak. Well structured with a long finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

April 2015

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

6.8 g/l

pH

3.58

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.1 g/l