Made with grapes from Quinta da Carolina, demarcated Douro region, Cima Corgo sub-region, located on the left bank of the Douro River, 4 kilometers south of Pinhão with exposure to the north and vines letter "A" with over 40 years old.
It was a year with a hot dry summer. The maturation progressed very quickly and the vintage was ahead of normal. Good health of grapes, a high degree. Wines with a deep color, ripe tannins and lots of freshness.
Old vines, consisting of mixed Douro’s typical varieties such as Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional e Tinta Barroca.
Harvested in 25 kg plastic boxes, hand selected by grape, destemmed, and typically foot treading in traditional lagares where fermented in vats for one week at a temperature of 27 ° C. The malolactic fermentation was made in new French oak casks where the wine matured for 18 months.
Alcohol: 14 %
Total acidity: 5,1 g/l, pH: 3,6, Volatile acidity 0.7 g / l , Sugars: 3,1 g / l
Dark ruby color. Fresh notes of black fruit on the nose without over ripening, all happily married and balanced with new wood, good volume in the mouth with acidity to balance the concentration of the wine, the tannins are present but ripe. Long finish with notes of vanilla and fruit.