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2013 Dona Maria

Grande Reserva


Region
Alentejo

Soil
Clay/Limestone

Elevation
430 M

Alcohol
14.5%


Vineyard

Dom Martinho

Grape Varieties

50% Alicante Bouschet
20% Syrah
20% Petit Verdot
10% Touriga Nacional

Vinification

Grapes manually harvested in 15Kg cases. The grapes are then destemmed, crushed and finally transferred into ancient marble lagares to be foot-trodden. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled conditions (23ºC–25ºC) for 7 days in the lagares.

Aging

14 months in oak barrels
100% French

Tasting Notes

Bright violet color. Complex red berries, toasted, with notes of over ripe plums. Rich red berry flavor with great persistence. This wine is well-balanced, rounded and structured that will allow it to age well.

Reviews

2013 Vintage

Wine Advocate: 93 Points

2012 Vintage

Wine Advocate: 93 Points

2011 Vintage

Wine Advocate: 92 Points
Wine Enthusiast: 92 Points