In 2015, the winter was dry and with low temperatures. Spring and summer were hot and the precipitation level was really reduced, allowing a correct evolution of the vine development, from flowering, throughout May, until veraison in July.
The hot days with cool nights promoted a constant and homogeneous maturation in all blocks of vines and grape varieties.
The harvest started under excellent weather conditions shortly one month after the veraison and in the middle of August the first red grapes started being harvested. Touriga Nacional was the first harvested for this wine blend. Then, it was time to Alicante Bouschet from the oldest plantation plots, harvested in an excellent condition of ripeness and good balance. By the end of August, the Tinta Míuda from plot E was hand-picked showing its natural acidity, which is so important for the freshness and balance of this wine.
Vintage: 2015 Grape Varieties: Alicante Bouschet(50%), Tinta Míuda, (30%), Touriga Nacional (20%) Vineyard Area: 7ha Soils: Sedimentary schist and greywack soils Irrigation: Localized irrigation with strictly controlled requirements and in accordance with quality parameter
Production: 5tons /ha
The grapes are hand-selected. The fermentation takes place in “lagares” with a long maceration. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 16 months.
Bright and deep violet colour. Well-ripped fruit complex aroma, delicate and elegant bouquet. Expression of fruit, with persistent final and ageing potential
Food pairing: Lamb stew, roasted ossobuco and Alentejo’s traditional dishes
Serving temperature: 14 – 16oc 2018-2028