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Castello DAlba Old Vines Grand Reserve Red 2017
  • Castello DAlba Old Vines Grand Reserve Red 2017
  • Castello DAlba Old Vines Grand Reserve Red 2017
  • Castello DAlba Old Vines Grand Reserve Red 2017
Castello DAlba Old Vines Grand Reserve Red 2017
16,5 pts Revista de Vinhos - Very elegant and refined, a modern style that fully preserves the soul of the Douro’s native grape varieties. Aroma that harmoniously blends the great concentration of Douro reds in all their complexity. Berries, hints of ...
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Quantity
Em Stock
Type
Red Wine
Region
Douro
Varieties
Old Vines
Year
2017
Bottle Size
750 ml
Volume
14,5%
Winemaker
Rui Madeira and João Matos

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Winemaking:
Grapes come from vineyards planted in the Douro Superior, at an average altitude of 350 meters, usually with more than 40 years of age, and planted in terraces with predominant exposure East / North. The vineyards are chosen, one by one depending of the vintage. We look for a selection of grapes that allows us to obtain full bodied wines, very aromatic and rich with great aging ability, gourmet character that represents the "terroir" of the Douro Superior in all its complexity. Hand picked grapes, reception with full destemming, followed by crushing and cooling. Fermentation in 18 ton vats, with maceration at a temperature around 26ºC. Intense and prolonged maceration and part of the malolactic fermentation were made in oak barrels. Ageing in new and used barrels of French oak for 18 months.

Grape Varieties:
Old Vines

Tasting Notes:
Very elegant and refined, a modern style that fully preserves the soul of the Douro’s native grape varieties. Aroma that harmoniously blends the great concentration of Douro reds in all their complexity. Berries, hints of rock rose, spices, exuberant violets and extremely fresh notes of basil and bergamot. The long maturation in barrels produced a wine with great aromatic elegance, where the scents of the Douro are not masked by excessive notes of oak. Very smooth and ripe tannins, fresh and aromatic, very elegant, with an unusual long finish.

Store and Serve Advices:
Storage Lying down at a temperature of 15°C. Serve at a temperature of 16°C to 18ºC.

Food Pairing:
Fantastic with Iberian smoked ham, roasts, game, smoked meats and other typically Mediterranean and intense dark meat dishes. Excellent with cured goat cheeses.

Reviews and Awards:
. 16,5 points in Revista de Vinhos;
. Gold medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 (2016);
. Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2015 (2013);
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2015 (2013);
. Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2014 (2012);
. Commended Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 (2012);
. Silver medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013 (2011);
. Regional Trophy Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 (2011);
. Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2013 (2011);
. Gold medal Mundus Vini 2013 (2011);
. Silver medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012 (2009);
. Commended Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 (2009);
. Gold medal Mundus Vini 2012 (2009).

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Castello DAlba Old Vines Grand Reserve Red 2017

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