- Type: Red Wine
- Bottle Size: 750 ml
- Year: 2018
- Grape Variety: Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca
- Winemaker: Charles Symington
- Region: Douro
- Alcohol: 14%
Made exclusively from organically grown grapes from the Symington family's Assares, Ataíde, and Canada vineyards in the remote Vilariça Valley, (located in the far northeastern corner of the Douro Demarcated Region, close to the Spanish border). Hot, dry summers alternate with very cold winters. The age of the vines ranges from 25 to 30 years and the vineyards obtained full organic certification in 2006 (Assares) - although organically farmed from 2002 - and 2010 (Ataíde and Canada). The grapes were manually sorted with great care. Fermented in stainless steel vats using full temperature control (between 25 and 26ºC) with prolonged maceration through pumping over. Aging Ten months in French oak barrels.
Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca
A full, generous wine that reflects the singularity of the Vilariça Valley terroir and expresses the purity of flavors of the organic vineyard management, which accentuates its genuine, natural character.
Store and Serve Advice:
Ready to drink now although it will benefit from some further bottle-aging. Given its full structure and fine acidity, it will develop very favorably in the bottle for another 2 to 3 years.
An excellent wine to match with a wide range of international spiced foods or everyday pasta-based dishes and casual meals such as tapas.
Reviews and Awards:
. 17 points in Revista de Vinhos;
. Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2015 (2014);
. Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 (2012);
. Silver medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 (2012);
. Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2014 (2012);
. Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2013 (2011).