- Alcohol:14% vol
- Grape Variety:Castelão, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot
- Serving Temperature:16°C – 18ºC
- Winemakers:Manuel Lobo and Joana Silva Lopes
- Pairing:Beef, Pasta, Veal, Poultry
- Climate:Mediterranean Continental, hot days and cool nights during the maturation
- Soil and Topography:Sandy Flat land
- Age of Vinyeards:Between 20 and 50 years
- Bottled:February 2017
- Vinification:The Castelão and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are from vineyards that are over 50 years old, and are harvested manually into crates of 15 kg. The Touriga Nacional and the Alicante Bouschet grapes were introduced more recently, in the first decade of the 21st century, and are harvested into box palettes of 200 kg. After crushing, fermentation takes place in concrete vats at controlled temperature (between 25ºC and 28ºC). In years of exceptional quality, some of the grapes from the older vineyards ferment in open tanks with foot treading.
- Ageing:The wine is aged in new French and American Oak barrels (50%) and used barrels (second and third use – 50%), during 12 months.
- Tasting notes:
Colour:Bright red. Nose:Aroma of black fruit, blackcurrant, prune. Some floral notes. Mouth:Nice and fruit in the mouth, combining with clear notes from the barrels. Powerful, well-defined tannins that give the wine an ideal structure and persistence. Good capacity to age in the bottle
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