Barrancôa is a blend of three grape varieties with three different maturation cycles. Each fermentation is carried out separately, beginning with the Aragonez, followed by Trincadeira and finally Alicante Bouschet. At the vineyard, the grapes are harvested manually and are subjected to their first selection. These are then immediately forwarded to the winery’s cold rooms and stabilized at a temperature of 10°C, during a 12 hour period. A rigorous selection of the best bunches is conducted at the sorting tables, where they are then destalked. After being suitably crushed, the grapes go directly to the different fermentation tanks, all with controlled temperature. During the fermentation process the temperature is around 20-22°C. Gravity is used in all the fermentation tanks, in the mechanical crushing and délastage processes, avoiding skin laceration and the crushing of the grape pips, consequently excluding any possible astringency. Part of this wine is then aged in French oak barrels. After the malolatic fermentation, the blend from these three grape varieties is created, followed by bottling and thereafter is dispatched to the cellar where it will stage for a period of 8 to 10 months.
Aragonêz, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet
Ripe dark berries, toasty with spices. Smooth, fresh, elegant, with a long finish.
Store and Serve Advices:
Storage Lying down at a temperature of 15°C. Serve at a temperature of 16°C to 18ºC.
Accompanies optimally dishes of grilled meat.
Reviews and Awards:
. 16 points in Revista de Vinhos;
. 15,5 points in Vinho Grandes Escolhas.
88 pts Robert Parker - Taste of red and black fruits matures, with jam, soft in the mouth with very good tannins and structure, lingering after taste.
15 pts Revista de Vinhos - Ruby red colour. Warm flavours of jammy forest fruit combined with aromas of violets and touches of spice. In the palate it's...
15 pts Revista de Vinhos - Ruby color and aromas of red and black fruit with light chocolate notes. Balanced wine with soft tannins and good freshness.
15 pts Revista de Vinhos - Ruby colour with brick-coloured tone. Aroma of ripe fruit and wild berries. A well balanced structured mouth, with mellow tannins,...