The grapes are hand picked for small baskets; they originate from a single harvest and the winemaking is according to the traditional way to make Port Wine. After a partial stripe of the grapes, the grapes are trod by foot in old stone lagares”. The fermentation occurs with temperature control, being stopped by adding brandy (firewater). This wine as it is made, has very big aging potential. If stored under the ideal conditions, has an aging potential in the bottle of over 30 years.
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão
Black in colour. Juicy and dark berry in the nose. Medium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Agressive but with a nice finish. Will be interesting to follow the evolution.
Store and Serve Advices:
One should keep the bottled on the horizontal position, at a constant temperature and away from intense direct light. As the wine ages in the bottle, with time it may form some natural sediment in the bottle, so it should be carefully opened and decanted, before being served. Unfiltered wine; once the bottle is opened it should be consumed in the same day, as any wine of kept. After the decantation process, the wine will open and will reach its peak, next it will gradually loose its freshness, changing the tasting notes.. Should be consumed at a temperature between 16º C to 18º C.
Goes very well with strong cheeses such as Stilton, Roquefort, Danish blue, Portuguese Serra, among others. It can also be served with fruit or chocolate desserts, or eventually a good cigar.
Reviews and Awards:
92 pts Robert Parker - Purplish tones colour. Very fruity and complex, highlighting the fine aroma of ripe black fruits, jam and jelly. Round and velvety,...
91 pts Robert Parker - Deep red colour. Very expressive aromas with balsamic and vegetable notes, full of spices and black ripe fruits. In the mouth it has a...
Intense aroma and taste: fruit jelly, quince jam, spices, in the younger wines. With age the wine develops other tastes: nuts, cinnamon, coffee, but always...
Brownish brick colour. Exuberant and intense nose with aromas of jammy fruit wel combined with aromas of black plum, liquorice and spice. Smooth and elegant...