Case of 6 bottles.
This is a field blend of over 20 native varieties - Tinto Barroca, Tinta Roriz, and Rufete being the main ones - mostly +70 years old vines grown on hillside slopes (schist and granite derived soils) at an average altitude of 500-600 meters. Hand-harvested in September and October, with 65% destemming and minimal crushing
Three-month skin contact, then a long fermentation in temperature-controlled “lagares”. Malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels (25% new), then ageing (same barrels) for 36 months. 6500 bottles produced. Alc./vol.: 13.6%.
Tasting note: Deep blue/black core with garnet hues. Aromas and flavours of wild dark berries, plum, and blackberry, with savoury spice notes. Medium-bodied, dry, good acidity, well balanced, with a long, elegant finish.
Pairings:Pair with rich dishes -grilled meats with spicy/smoky sauces, earthy vegetarian dishes - and great for enjoying around the barbecue. Recommend decanting.