The wine “Outrora” Bairrada Clássico is a tribute to the centenarian vineyards that are the region’s matriarchs and witnesses of times past (the meaning of outrora). The grapes are selected amongst vines with 80 to 120 years of age in our vineyard at “Vale de Cadoiços”. Making the wine in “lagares” with foot treading is also a method of the past but it is still the best way to make the best of this variety. Maturing for 2 years in oak and then further more in the bottle gets just the balance we need for a wine the is meant to be appreciated in years to come.
The 2013 VINTAGE
The winter of 2013 was relatively cold with normal precipitation. Spring was rainy and colder than usual and the mummer was hot and dry until the end of September, when the rain of the equinox was felt significantly. These were manually harvested at the 21st os September with an excellent balance between sugars and acidity and the result was a wine of great freshness, elegance, depth and raging potential.
Winemakers: Nuno do Ó & João Soares
REGION: D.O.C. BAIRRADA
VARIETY: BAGA (100%)
N° BOTTLES: 2000
PRODUCER: V PURO
CLIMATE: Mediterranean with atlantic influence. Hot days, cold nights and humid mornings.
SOIL: Clay and limestone.
WINEMAKING: The grapes are hand-picked and partially destemmed and fermented in traditional “lagares”, with foot treading.
MATURATION: 24 months in French oak barrels, with late malolactic fermentation. Bottled is September os 2015 and maturing in bottle ever since.
Total acidity: 6,3 g/l
Volatile acidity: 0,65 g/l
Residual sugar: 3 g/l
The nose is dominated by iodine, mineral and herbal notes, with cherry and dark chocolate hints in the backstage. It develops by showing flavours of spices such as clove and black pepper and fruits like mulberries and blueberries. In the mouth, all these aromatic notes are enhanced by a stimulating fresh acidity and dense structure. The tasting is punctuated by mild salty sensations that add blaze to the long after taste.
This wine has a great potential to age for many years in the bottle.
Keep the bottles lying down in a cool place.
Drink at a temperature of 17°C to 18°C.