Complex, fresh and elegant aromas of dark berry fruits, with balsamic notes and integrated spicy notes from oak barrel ageing. Firm and concentrated palate with balancing and present acidity, well-integrated mature tannins. Long and persistent finish, balanced and elegent, with fruit notes.
This wine comes from a plot located on the margin (margem) of the Douro River, planted on schist and stony soils. This vertical vineyard at an altitude 140 - 170m, planted between 1980 - 1987 produces highly concentrated, ripe grapes.
It was a dry year, in which despite large fluctuations, the average temperatures and rainfall were lower than usual. With the exception of July, where there were two heat waves, the summer was slightly cooler, allowing for a longer ripening cycle of the grapes, which contributed to good phenolic ripeness, preservation of acidity and good sanitary conditions. We began harvest on 20th August.
Hand-picked grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in granite 'lagares', with foot treading and pressing in an old-style vertical press. Aged in 500L French oak casks for 9 months.
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