Varietals

4 Castas

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Red

Wine Concept

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.

Awards

2017, Wine Enthusiast – 90 points

Agriculture

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.

SOIL TYPE
Clay loam soil with schistous stone

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
17 years

Grape Varieties

Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Trincadeira

Vinification / Maturation

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.

More Information

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Colour

Clear, deep ruby.

Aroma

Floral Touriga Nacional aromas with mature plum notes from Trincadeira.

Palate

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.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

March 2016

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

6.7 g/l

pH

3.73

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.2 g/l