Alcohol: 15% Vol; Total Acidity: 5,3 g/L tartaric acid; Volatile Acidity: 0,7 g/L acetic acid; pH: 3,77 and Dry Extract: 33,3 g/L.
1200 bottles (75cl)
Single vineyard with approximately 40 years of age. Low production, and only with Douro native varieties, with a predominance of Touriga Nacional (70%); Tinta Francisca (15%); Sousão (10%) and Donzelinho Tinto (5%). Southern exposure, low altitude.
The harvest took place under ideal weather conditions, during the first week of September. The grapes were duly selected, destemmed and partially crushed, subject to treading in the first 48 hours. Afterwards the fermentation process took place over 15 days in a controlled environment in stainless steel vats, concluded with 8 days of post-fermentative maceration. This was followed by malolactic fermentation and aging in new 500 liter French oak barrels.
24 months - only available for sale from September 2021.
Intense purple-violet color. Aromas of ripe red fruit combined with balsamic nuances and spicy toast. Harmonious and seductive, it is lively with ripe tannins present but well polished and velvety. With an excellent balance between freshness and complexity, it shows a good aging capacity. Recommended serving between 16ºC to 18ºC, with previous decanting.