Old Vines, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional. Sousão
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.
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.
96 pts Robert Parker - Deep ruby in colour. The nose is intense, with gum cistus aromas, fresh berry fruit notes and elegant hints of spice. Appealing on the...
94 pts Robert Parker - Deep purple in colour. Impressive on the nose, showing intensity and concentration, with red berry fruit aromas and hints of fresh...
18,5 pts Revista de Vinhos - Deep ruby colour. Great aromatic complexity and freshness, with quite unique (but typical from the Abandonado vineyard) balsamic...
97 pts Robert Parker - Full-bodied and deep, Pintas shows spicy and floral aromas and flavors of blackberry and dark chocolate. Ripe, round, and balanced...