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.
2011, Wine Enthusiast – 91 points
2010, International Wine Challenge – Bronze
2010, Wine Spectator – 83 points
2009, International Wine Challenge – Bronze
2009, Wine Enthusiast – 88 points
Integrated Production (certified)
Granite/schist rock with clay/loam soil.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
Fermentation with temperature control (22ºC – 25ºC) in small stainless tanks with robotic plunging.
Aged for 12 months in new french and american oak barrels with a further 12 months in bottle prior to market release.
Wine from the “Canto do Zé Cruz” where the vines are 35 years old. Produces grapes with intense colour and concentrated aromas. Early ripener with good yields producing wine with balanced alcohol and acidity and with excellent ageing potential.
Canto do Zé Cruz, T015B
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão
Deep, dense red.
Ripe red and blue berry fruits.
Intense and concentrated, velvety texture, robust tannins, long finish.
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