An annual challenge for the winemakers to find four grape varieties from that harvest which, combined, show a complex and well balanced wine with distinctive character and flavour.
2017, Wine Enthusiast – 90 points
A dry winter followed by above average temperatures in spring and summer, gave rise to an early start to the harvest. Although temperatures continued to be high, there was no extreme heat during the vintage, and the dry conditions were excellent for fruit quality, producing wines with intense, persistent and aromatic fruit.
Clay loam soil with schistous stone
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
Fermentation with temperature control (22ºC-25ºC) in marble ‘lagares’ with foot treading, cement and stainless steel tanks.
Aged for 6 months in cement tanks and french oak barrels, followed by 6 months in bottle before market release.
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão
Clear, deep ruby.
Floral Touriga Nacional aromas with mature plum notes from Trincadeira.
Density from Syrah and Alicante Bouschet combined with fresh and vibrant fruit from Trincadeira and Touriga Nacional, providing great balance, with a long and persistent finish.
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