2014, Wines of Portugal Challenge – Silver
2014, Concours Mondial Bruxelles – Gold
2014, Decanter World Wine Awards – Bronze
Integrated Production (certified)
This harvest was characterized by a rainy winter followed by a long and mild summer. These cooler summer temperatures allowed for ideal grape maturation conditions.
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, dark red, violet edges.
Fresh fruits, some black currant, smokey notes.
Elegant style, very well balanced and polished. Ripe fruits and toast, nice complexity. Structured, finishing with good lenght.
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