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2017 Castello D'alba Red


Region
Douro

Soil
Schist

Elevation
400 M

Alcohol
13%


Vineyard

Various vineyards

Grape Varieties

40% Tinta Roriz
30% Touriga Nacional

Vinification

Hand picked grapes, reception with full destemming and immediately crushed. Fermentation in stainless steel vats with small capacity, with temperatures around 24ºC. Controlled and smooth macerations in order to get elegant and aromatic wines.

Aging

8 months in stainless steel vats

Tasting Notes

Aromas of red berries and spices reveal gentle maceration in order to preserve the typical notes of these grape varieties and make the wine ready for consumption after bottling. Typical aromas of Douro grape varieties. Sweet hints of rock rose, flowers, blackberries and spices add to the aromatic complexity. Very smooth on the palate with balanced acidity and fine tannins.

Serve on its own or pairing with traditional, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine.

Reviews

2015 Vintage

Wine Enthusiast: Best Buy