Grand Reserve 2018

Grand Reserve 2018

Grand Reserve 2018

Regular price €31,88
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Red wine with the character of the ‘Freixo de Espada à Cinta’ terroir from Douro Superior. Full bodied red wine. Complex highly concentrated aroma and very elegant.
  • Grape varieties
    Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca e Touriga Nacional
  • Region
    Douro
  • Type
    Red
  • Capacity
    750 ml
  • Grade
    14.5%
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ORIGIN
The grapes that gave origin to this wine carne from a 'field blend' of old vineyards in terraces along the river with the higher altitude vineyards of Quinta dos Castelares estate located in Freixo de Espada à Cinta, in the Douro Superior, at an altitude between 500-600 meters, in order to get the better balance in a full-bodied red with an elegant profile. Stony schist soils, typical Douro terraced vineyards, facing northeast. 

VINIFICATION
Hand picked harvest. Full destemming and immediately crushed, the grapes are fermented by grape variety and by blends, to make a rigorous selection process which will give the best blend. Fermentation in stainless steel vats of small capacity, with temperatures around 28ºC. Controlled and smooth macerations in order to get elegant and aromatic wines. 

AGEING
18 months in barrels of French (2/3) and American (1/3) oak. 

TASTE
It's a full-bodied red wine with the 'freixenist' character of the Douro Superior. Aroma of blackberry, hints of liquorice, spices, violets, bergamot and rock rose, balanced with very elegant notes from the barrel ageing. Very complex and elegant, with very ripe, smooth and firm tannins, makes this a wine with a persistent, full aftertaste, promising excellent ageing in bottle. 

PAIRING TIPS
Try it with game, roasted meats or intense cheeses.

TECHNICAL SPECS
Vintage 2018
Appellation DOC Douro
Grape varieties Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca e Touriga Nacional
Alcohol 14,5% pH3.66
Total acidity 4,7 g/dm3
Total residual sugars 3,4 g/dm3
Winemaker Casa Agrícola Manuel Joaquim Caldeira

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