Beira Douro Reserva 2016 Red
The Beira Douro Reserve is produced from grapes from Quinta do Malhô and Quinta Beira Douro. Made mostly of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz, some Tinta Amarela and Sousão. Two farms that contrast in sun exposure and altitude. The combination of the two frameworks contributes to the production of a wine that excels in balance, color, aroma and flavor.
The wine year
Wine year of 2016 was characterized by a high atypical in terms of climate, hot and rainy winter, cold and rainy spring and, extremely hot and dry summer.
Water reserves benefited the plants in the hot summer months, but the atypical climatic conditions verified, led to stops and delays in the maturations. Nevertheless, the rains of the first fortnight of October refreshed and hydrated the vineyards.
The grapes are harvested by hand and transported in small boxes of 20 kg. After smooth crushing and total destemming, the grapes ferment in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature.
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Total acidity: 5.00g / l
Açucares. Totals: 0.6g / l
|Cap Wine Portugal|
|Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz & some Tinta Amarela & Sousão|
|Dark ruby color|
|Intense nose with notes of ripe fruit, some well-integrated wood spice|
|Concentrated, fruity, fresh and complex. Fine tannins and long finish|
|Ready to consume, although with favorable bottle longevity potential for 10 Years.|