Grape origins from Quinta de Roriz, picking between September 9th and October 5th. Quinta da Perdiz, picking started September 23rd, and ended October 5th. Manual triage is undertaken on a sorting table after which the grapes are de-stemmed before passing through a second berry-by-berry mechanical selection, prior to being gently crushed. The grapes are then relayed to the fermentation vats, and once in the vats they are inoculated with a specially selected yeast culture and fermentation taking place around 25ºC. Maceration is very gentle and adjusted in such a way as to produce a wine intended for earlier drinking, nevertheless, with a great ability to mature in bottle. Ageing 13 months in French oak barrels of 400 L.
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz
Deep garnet centre with vivid velvet-red rim. Aromas of plums and attractive resinous notes. Lush and mouth-filling with satisfying pure and compact black fruits, displaying undertones of mineral and spice, underscored by fine acidity.
Store and Serve Advices:
Ready for drinking now, although it has the ageing potential to develop further in bottle for a few more years.
This wine finely accompanies red meats, roast beef and grilled meats.
Reviews and Awards:
. 91 points in Robert Parker;
. Commended Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 (2011);
. Silver medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 (2011);
. Commended International Wine Challenge 2013 (2011);
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 (2010);
. Bronze medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012 (2010);
. Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2012 (2010).
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