It was our desire to produce a Bordeaux Blend and so we planted the classic varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. These vines were planted on carefully selected sites and took 9 years to reach maturity. The grapes were fermented whole with native yeasts and left for 5 weeks on their skins. The wine was then barrel aged for two years followed by four years of bottle maturation.
An elegant wine with deep ruby colour, plums and red berry fruit with smoothly integrated tannin.
Accessible now, but well enough structured for 4+ years ageing. The ideal wine to serve with roasts,
venison and matured cheese.
GRAPES: Touriga Nacional 46% Souzao 46% Tinta Barocca 8%
The wine is full bodied with a sweet nose of red and darker summer berries
and red fruits. The wine was made to be enjoyed at release, but should
improve with age for up to 7 years after release. The wine is ideal to be
enjoyed on its own in winter or slightly chilled during summer evenings and
will go well with charcuterie, breads and hard cheeses, meat stews or
2 years new barrel maturation, 4 years bottle maturation. No crushing of berries, no yeast but that from their skins, no fining- additives and no filters. Wine made by itself, kept for two years in the best new French-oak barrels, fit for this wonder. It is a piece of our history, our passion, labour and luck we were selling. It is our finest expression of Cabernet Sauvignon, and the best we can do. Will age for another 15-20 years.