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93 pts Robert Parker - Deep ruby colour. Great aromatic complexity and freshness, with quite unique (but typical from the Abandonado vineyard) balsamic and tar flavours, liquorice and black berries. Pure refinement, with delicacy, minerality and an extraordinary purity of fruit. It feels the schist, the surrounding forest, the freshness of the altitude, in a pure expression of the vineyard’s nature. An exercise of pure elegance and class of one of the most iconic vineyards of the Douro and Portugal.

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  • Region: Douro
  • Type: Red Wine
  • Alcohol: 14,5%
  • Bottle Size: 1500 ml
  • Grape Variety: Old Vines, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional. Sousão
  • Winemaker: Tiago Alves de Sousa
  • Year: 2013
Winemaking:
A 80 years old field-blend vineyard, with Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional. Vinification with total destemming, 10 days of fermentation, 8 days of post-fermentative maceration. Ageing for 18 months in new French oak and 12 months, minimum period in the bottle.

Grape Varieties:
Old Vines, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional. Sousão

Tasting Notes:
Deep ruby colour. Great aromatic complexity and freshness, with quite unique (but typical from the Abandonado vineyard) balsamic and tar flavours, liquorice and black berries. Pure refinement, with delicacy, minerality and an extraordinary purity of fruit. It feels the schist, the surrounding forest, the freshness of the altitude, in a pure expression of the vineyard’s nature. An exercise of pure elegance and class of one of the most iconic vineyards of the Douro and Portugal.

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:
. 93 points in Robert Parker;
. 18,5 points in Revista de Vinhos.

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Magnum Alves de Sousa Abandonado Red 2013

Magnum Alves de Sousa Abandonado Red 2013

93 pts Robert Parker - Deep ruby colour. Great aromatic complexity and freshness, with quite unique (but typical from the Abandonado vineyard) balsamic and tar flavours, liquorice and black berries. Pure refinement, with delicacy, minerality and an extraordinary purity of fruit. It feels the schist, the surrounding forest, the freshness of the altitude, in a pure expression of the vineyard’s nature. An exercise of pure elegance and class of one of the most iconic vineyards of the Douro and Portugal.

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