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2016 Cassa Reserva Red


Region
Douro

Soil
Schist

Elevation
250 M

Alcohol
13.5%


Vineyard

Quinta da Cassa

Grape Varieties

50% Touriga Nacional
35% Tinta Roriz
15% Touriga Franca

Vinification

Quinta da Cassa estate is located in the Douro Superior, overlooking the Douro river (left bank). With an altitude ranging between 125m and 250m, vineyards planted vertically, double Guyot system and simple Royat, with an average yield of 4.5 tons per hectare. Grapes are 100% hand picked to tanks with an average capacity of 800Kg. The grapes are crushed and destemmed; cold maceration for 48 hours and then alcoholic fermentation for 15 days followed by malolactic fermentation that occurs under controlled temperature at 18ºC for 15 days.

Aging

18 months in second and third use French and American oak barrels

Tasting Notes

At the Quinta da Cassa estate, the over-ripe batches of grapes are harvested for Porto wine, while the remaining batches are selected to produce this extremely concentrated wine. A sweet, warm aroma, where blackberry, rock rose and floral notes balance with touches of oak. On the palate, the acidity and ripe, full-bodied tannins make this a true Douro wine with a lasting finish.

Excellent served with strong dark meat and game dishes.