This is the ultimate expression of terroir in the Douro, produced from our principal estate.
A year of extreme weather produced wines with excellent balance and firm tannins.
At the end of a pleasant spring, temperatures increased enormously in May – the hottest on record for 40 years. Hot conditions continued into June until a freak hailstorm hit, destroying up to 30% of crops in some vineyards.
On the nose it is powerful with great depth of fruit, packed with layers of ‘jammy’ dark fruits such as cassis and blackberry. On the palate full bodied and well structured, with complex flavours of dark fruits and nuances of black chocolate. Excellent balance combined to ripe and firm tannins lead to a prolonged and stylish finish.
Storage & Serving
Store the bottle lying down. Decant to filter the natural sediment before serving. Enjoy within 2-3 days of opening.