IWC 91 points SILVER MEDAL - 'Well handled, balanced and integrated fruit with fine tannins. Fresh and herbal finish'. - Panel Chair: Joe Wadsack | Co-Chair: Jamie Goode - IWC 2020
The hand-picked grapes are sourced from selected vineyards in the Dao region south of the Douro Valley, where old vines are tended traditionally in granite soil. The grapes undergo a cold, pre-fermentation maceration for 5 days, followed by a final alcoholic fermentation lasting around 4 days. The wine also undergoes malolactic fermentation, and is then matured for 12 months in (2nd year) French and Russian oak.
Immediately juicy with lots of bramble fruits and polished aromatics. Underlying savoury and herbal character with silky, supple black fruit. Soft tannins with hints of pine and vanilla on the elegant finish. Goes well with grilled beef or lamb or robust stew. For a veggie alternative try with spinach and lentil casserole.
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