Final Blend: 20% from our 95 Yrs Old field Blend with 80% from our 20 Yrs old field Blend (T. Franca 40%; T. Nacional 15%; T. Cão 15%; T. Roriz 30%).
Tasting Notes: Rich and mature layers of black fruit and ripe cherry; deep, fine texture and intensity. Lively with soft wood tannins and spice on the finish.
Vineyard story: The weather gave us a very early harvest on 6th September. It was essentially a hot and dry growing season; a dry winter followed by a hot and dry spring with early budburst and flowering. This persisted through August and early September. Early veraison was confirmed on 10th June.
Winemaking: 100% foot-trodden in our granite lagares. Spontaneous alcoholic and Malolactic fermentations. Aged for 7 months in FF 225l barrels of American Oak.
VA: 0.5 g/l
RS: 0.6 g/l
SO2 L: 25ppm
Date: November 2020