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Casal Sta. Maria DOC Colares Red

The Casal Sta. Maria DOC Colares Red is a wine with the classification DOC Colares exclusively elaborated from the variety Ramisco de Colares.

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Region: Colares/Sintra

Classification: DOC Colares

Varieties: Ramisco de Colares

Vinification: Hand-picked grapes, skin-contact between 3-4 days, fermentation on open oak barrels of 225L, after the fermentation cuvaison during 2 weeks. Ages in exotic old casks of 3000L for 2 years and stays 2 years in bottle.

Consumption: Should be drunk around 18-20ºC. Has a potential of ageing in bottle until 2033.

Alcohol: 12%

Winemaker: Jorge Rosa Santos & António Figueiredo

TASTING NOTES

Color: Light ruby with brownish rim.

Aroma: Delicate flavours of exotic wood with spicy hints, complex organic matter, mushrooms and cedar resin from the forests of Sintra. Atlantic savory notes with a very interesting iodine flavor.

Palate: Smooth and velvet entrance, mushrooms and iodine taste, soft but firm tannins with a crispy and very elegant acidity, aftertaste of pinions and cedar resin.

AWARDS

FOOD PAIRING

• Bonbon Siopa “After Eight” of São Jorge Cheese (9 months)
• Coffee and mignardises
• Consumé of osso buco and vegetables with a spoon of Port