The 2013 winter months had a lot of rain, which was really important to recover the water levels in the soil. The cold and rainy weather was extended until the end of Spring, causing a delay on the vines growing which shown some irregularities during the evolution of the vegetative cycle.
The summer starts with high temperatures and kept them until the end of the harvest. The homogenous ripeness produced balanced grapes with good sugar and acidity concentration.
The harvest started on 23rd September at Vinha do Rio.
The grapes from Vinha do Poste and Vinha da Figueira were harvested in October, after a careful manual selection.
The excellent quality of the grapes and their vinification were extremely important to produce this wine.
Vintage: 2013 Grape Varieties: Douro traditional grape varieties from old vines Vineyard Area: 7ha Soils: Greywacke schist complex Tons per Hectare: 3.5tons /ha
The grapes are hand-selected, fermentation take place in granitic lagares with foot trotten. The wine aged for 16 months in 300L French oak barrels.
Bright and concentrated ruby colour. Well-ripped wild berries aroma with spiced and toasted notes. Ripped fruit flavour, good tannins and natural acidity make this in an elegant wine with an excellent potencial to be aged
Food pairing: well-seasoned meat dishes and strong flavour cheeses
Serving temperature: 14 – 16oC 2017-2027