This wine is only made in years of exceptional quality and and chosen from the best parcels of Alicante Bouschet in the Carapetos vineyard. Crushed by foot and after fermentation in the lagares it is aged in in two wooden vats numbered 3 and 4 for 24 months. It then matures for a further 24 to 36 months in bottle before release.
Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira
Very dark in color, dense and structured in a closed black fruit aroma and phenolic compounds of mint hue. Mouth full of matter, tight texture, plenty of body and freshness with a balsamic touch, austere and full of character.
Store and Serve Advices:
Serve at a temperature of 16ºC to 18ºC
Ideal with red meat and strong cheeses.
Reviews and Awards:
. 96 points in Robert Parker;
. 19 points in Vinho Grandes Escolhas;
. 18,5 points in Jancis Robinson.
Fresh olives and pepper in the aroma. Elegant and persistent flavor. Some bitterness in the end of mouth.
Greenish colour, result of the use of green olives. Very balanced, medium fruity, freshly cut grass, banana and raw tomato. Slightly bitter and pungent,...
96 pts Robert Parker - We have a great Vintage on our hands, showing beautiful concentration, vigour and complexity, but with plenty of finesse and...
19 pts Vinho Grandes Escolhas - Full-bodied, complex and elegant, with an aroma of raisin and notes of oak.