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2016 Vale D. Maria Rufo Red


Region
Douro

Soil
Schist

Elevation
100-300 M

Alcohol
14%


Vineyard

Various vineyards near the Torto and Pinhao valleys and area of Loureiro

Grape Varieties

60% Touriga National
40% Touriga Franca
From 5–35 year old vines

Vinification

This wine is fermented at Quinta Vale D. Maria, in stainless steel for 7–12 days at temperatures between 22–27°C.

Aging

12 months in new, two, and three year old French barrels.

Tasting Notes

With a medium concentration of sugars and good acidity levels, Rufo do Vale D. Maria 2016 is an elegant and very fresh wine, with strong aromatic and fruity flavors and a very good freshness in its finish. Great balance and acidity, intense and velvety, with finesse and elegance.