The year 2016 started with very high temperatures and low precipitation levels for this period of the year.
Both the rain level and the temperatures were low since the budburst until the second third of spring. In May, the temperature and rain started increasing, which promoted a fast grow in the vines, compensating for the slow development until then.
From the beginning of summer until the veraison and during the maturation, the days were really hot. On 23rd August the Aragonez grapes were harvested followed by the Syrah. The Touriga Nacional grapes were harvested in September and the Alicante Bouschet began being harvested from 13th September onwards. Despite the vegetative cycle delay, the grapes kept a good quality and their own characteristics essential to produce this wine.
GrapeVarieties: Aragonez(35%),AlicanteBouschet(35%), Touriga Nacional (20%) e Syrah (10%)
Vineyard Area: 70ha Soils: Magnesian sedimentary loam soils, ranging from sandy-loam to clay-loam with marked horizons. Many areas comprise soils with laminar clay-schist-like characteristics Irrigation: Localized irrigation with strictly controlled requirements and in accordance with quality parameters Production: 6tons /ha
The grapes are hand-selected separately, the fermentation is in frustoconical vats with delestage. Ageing for 9 months in Frenck oak barrels.
Deep, concentrated plummy-red tones. Complex aroma of well-ripped red fruits. Full-flavoured, concentrated and with a long aftertaste.
Food pairing: pork and beef dishes, oven-codfish dishes and hard cheeses
Serving temperature: 14 – 16oc 2017-2022