Wines produced only in exceptional years. Made from singular grape parcels from the estate vineyards that express the unique potential and character of the individual grape variety.
2012, Wine Enthusiast – 92 points
2011, Essência do Vinho – 17,5 points
Integrated Production (certificate)
Temperatures and rainfall were normal and within the average values for the last 10 years. The summer, although very dry, had fairly low average temperatures which resulted in ideal grape maturation conditions.
Loamy soil with schistous outcrops.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
Controlled temperature fermentation (24ºC) in small stainless steel tanks.
12 months ageing in used french oak barrels, followed by 12 months bottle ageing prior to market release.
Wine made from Petit Verdot grapes grown on the “Andorinhos” Vineyard. Late season ripener with low yields. Produces wines which surprise for their strong aromatic personality and great potential for bottle ageing.
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão
Complex aroma with notes of mint, earth, cigar box, and a touch of leather.
Firm and well structured palate, elegant, good acidity, excellent ageing potential.
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