Alto do Joa Red 2016

More than just a wine.
Joa wines are not only made with century-old vineyards and more than twenty grape varieties. Is the ruthless weather, is the tradition-bound with innovation and the shared knowledge of all generations to use the best oenological practices.
In this wine, you will find a unique wine that expresses the terroir and we should toast to that and more wines of this type! Cheers!


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  • Alcohol:12,5% vol

  • Grape Variety:Centennial vineyards, free standing, over 120 years old where abound about 20 different castes.

  • Serving Temperature:14°-16°C

  • Type:Red

  • Winemakers:Jorge Afonso

  • Pairing: Spicy and unique meals such as cheese, goat, lamb, suckling pig, among others

  • Capacity:75cl


  • Soil Geology: Shale
  • Tasting note:Altitude red wine, singular and unique, typically reserve. Complex and attractive aroma – bouquet. A flavor that is dry, smooth, fresh and persistent. Acidity well present. Guard wine with excellent evolution in bottle. Gastronomic wine, accompanies very well sausages, sardines, goat and other spicy meals. Should be consumed between 14ºC and 16ºC.
  • Harvest and Winemaking: Centennial free-standing vineyards at 800m altitude. Shale soil and large thermal amplitudes in the maturation phase. Grape harvest selected from different castes (around 20). Smooth grape crushing process. Pre-maceration and skin maceration. Spontaneous fermentation, therefore, using indigenous yeasts. Fermentation in 1000 liters with foot treading.
  • Ageing:28 months aging in used French oak barrels
  • Theme:In the town of Bragança, in the village of Parada de Infanções, we find the only wine produced in the area. The vineyards are centennial, free standing, over 120 years old where abound about 20 different castes. Due to the age of the vineyard and the traditional processes of grafting and grafting, it is possible to find different grape varieties in a single strain, making the winemaking process even more interesting and the final result a distinct product with a peculiar and very curious complexity


Weight 1.50 kg

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It is the harsh winters and the ruthless sun of Alto Transmontano which, without mercy on the land, compels it to free from the shale the best they have to offer our grapes. From the grapes to the only wine produced in this region goes the distance between tradition and innovation.