2014, Tasted Journal – 93,5 pontos
2014, Prowein Tasted Journal – 93,5 pontos
2014, Wine Enthusiast – 93 pontos
2014, Sommelier Wine Awards – Silver
2013, Vinhos de Portugal – Bronze
2011, International Wines & Spirits Competition – Silver
Integrated Production (certified)
An extremely dry year, with rainfall concentrated between December and February. The period from March to August was hotter than the average, resulting in an early vintage. With these higher temperatures during the growing season, most grapes were picked in very ripe conditions resulting in rich wines with body and depth.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
Hand picked and bunch selected on a sorting table, destemmed and gently crushed, fermented in granite presses with temperature control (25ºC to 28ºC) and foot treading, basket pressing.
12 months ageing in a mix of French and American oak barrels.
This Douro DOC Reserva wine originates from the two oldest vineyards at the Quinta, planted at an altitude of 100 m and 300 m, facing south and south-west, in schist soils, and is produced respecting nature and by following sustainable agricultural methods. It showcases the Douro old vines’ potential for producing remarkably elegant wines with good ageing potential.
At our winery, the grapes are selected manually, trodden in granite tanks and pressed in an old vertical press.
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão
Dense, almost opaque, purple edges.
Mature blue and blackberry fruit aromas, with subtle dark chocolate notes.
Opulent and compact with elegant fruit notes and subtle oak. Well balanced and structured for bottle ageing.
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