Color: Intense and deep, still with violet hints. Aroma: Very complex, intense and alive, highlighting the most ripe red fruits, the balsamic aromas characteristic of the older vineyards and the notes of spices, coming from the barrel stage. Palate: Of great harmony and elegance, dominated by very fine ripe tannins and balanced acidity. It has a very long and persistent finish which, as a whole, allows for long life expectancy.
Located in the center of DOC Douro, it is characterized by the presence of 8 terroirs very marked by the mountains, the different altitudes and sun exposures, the schist soils and the characteristic climate of the Douro river valley. In the vineyards were planted dozens of indigenous grape varieties, according to Organic Production and Integrated Production. Olive trees, orange trees, almond trees and Mediterranean forests help maintain the balance of the ecosystem.
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Sousão, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz
Intense with violet hues colour. Very lifted, complex aroma, showing mature red berry fruits, characteristic balsamic notes from old vines and spicy barrel notes. Great balance and elegance, with fine integrated tannins and balancing acidity. Long and persistent finish, with potential for great longevity in the bottle.
Store and Serve Advices:
Best served between 17ºC-18ºC.
It pairs perfectly with hot dishes, whether they are traditional cuisine (game and roasted meat) or stewed meat (seasoned, white or red). It defies new harmonizations, including with fish, being the choice of the guarnish a prominent element for the pairing: rich dishes with the earth/sea confrontation. Another small trick is to use some preparation of red wine in the dish.
Reviews and Awards:
. 95 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 17 points in Revista de Vinhos.
- Bottle Size
- 0,75L - 25,4FL Oz
- David Baverstock | Luís Patrão
- Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Sousão, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz
- Red Wine
- Herdade do Esporão
- Alcool Perc.