Year: A year in which precipitation and temperature are within normal limits, except for 3 days in August when there was an extreme temperature, which caused scald in some of our vineyards. The entire period of growth, until the harvest, was dry and hot, which had a positive impact on the flowering season and healthiness of the grapes. Though, August brought the typical foggy weather of Colares. The result were small bunches at the harvest, originating concentrated, balanced and aromatic wines.
Winemaking: The hand-picked grapes went through a tight selection process in the vineyard and winery. After gentle crush to prevent skin maceration, the juice undergoes 48h of static decantation. Fermentation occurs naturally in new and used French oak barrels of 500L and 225L. It rests there for 10 months, with weekly batonnage.
Winemakers comment: Pale salmon colour. The nose complexity is given by the Atlantic rich flavours, light red fruit and elegancy of the oak. It has a refined and velvety texture, Ocean flavours and crispy acidity. It finishes long and intense.
Consumption: Should be drunk around 8-10ºC. To be opened between August 2019 / August 2020.