Cavalo Maluco (Crazy Horse) was a great Sioux chieftain who resisted the occupation and destruction of his people’s lands and culture by the American Pioneers. Even after his capture he always remained true to his beliefs and codes of honour.
A powerful and intense character, indomitable and irreverent but also sensitive and gracious like the wine which now takes his name. A wine which is a force of nature and pays homage to all the “Crazy Horses” of this world who, passionate and fearless, think for themselves and tread their own path.
Grape varieties: Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Petit Verdot.
Tasting notes: intense garnet in color, this wine combines the aromas of dark fruit jam with hints of chocolate and tobacco. On the palate, it displays vigorous but fine tannins, creating an elegant structure with a long finish.
Vinification: fermented in oak vats. Matured in French oak barrels for a minimum of 18-months and then in bottle for at least 1 year. Cork closure
Some awards and features:
•17,5 pts. João Paulo Martins – Revista de Vinhos (2011)
•18,5 pts. Vinum Magazine (Germany & Switzerland)
•Best Portuguese Red by Mr Bryan Julian, The President of the Court of Master Sommeliers (2009)
•#3 Best World Red (horse labeled wines), Rio de Janeiro (2007)
•#2Best Portuguese Red Wine, Macao & Hong Kong Society (2006)
•Best Portuguese Red Wine by The Grand Jury Européen (2005)