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2016 Beyra Reserva Red


Region
Beira

Soil
Granite and Schist
with Quartz veins

Elevation
725 M

Alcohol
14.5%


Vineyard

Vineyards planted in the plateau of Beira Interior wine region

Grape Varieties

70% Tinta Roriz
30% Touriga Nacional

Vinification

Grapes come from vineyards planted in the plateau area of Beira Interior wine region, at an average altitude of 700 meters, growing in schist soils. Vineyards are all of native varieties that are perfectly adapted to environmental and climatic characteristics created by the altitude, chosen one by one depending of the vintage.

Hand picked grapes, reception with full destemming, followed by crushing and cooling. Fermentation between 22–26ºC during 7 days with smooth maceration.

Aging

8 months in 2/3 American new oak barrels and 1/3 French

Tasting Notes

Fruity aroma with very elegant and discreet minerality in balance with barrel aging notes. Berries, spices, subtle notes of vanilla and toast. Fruity and persistent with fresh and elegant aftertaste.

Try it with beef roasts, Iberian ham and cheeses.

Reviews

2015 Vintage

Wine Enthusiast: 91 Points
Wine Advocate: 90 Points