Caminhos Cruzados Family Edition 2014 Red

These wines meant to celebrate the best moments of 2017 - the year of its bottling - a remarkable year both personally and professionally for the Caminhos Cruzados' family. A blend made with the region's best grapes was created, and it was bottled exclusively in 1,5L bottles. It is intended for full tables and great moments.

Vinification
Manual harvest in boxes of 15kg Manual selection of the grapes. After destemming and crushing the grapes were vinified in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature, with adequate maceration for a better expression of the grape varieties. After the malolactic fermentation the wine staged for about 18 months in french oak barrels. Bottled in November 2017.

Analysis
Total Acidity: 5.59 (g/L)
Residual Sugar: <2 (g/L) 
pH: 3.77

€29.90

Properties

Characteristics
Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Caminhos Cruzados
Brand: Caminhos Cruzados Family Edition
Region: Dão
Type: Red
Vintage: 2014
Alcoholic Level: 14%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional (80%), Tinta Roriz (10%) and Alfrocheiro (10%)
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Carlos Magalhães and Manuel Vieira
Bottle: 1500ml
Tasting
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: A long stage in oak barrels gave birth to a wine of intense and complex aroma, with great integration of the french oak barrels notes’s in the aromatic structure.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: In the mouth the Touriga Nacional emerges as the main protagonist, sumptuous and exuberant, well suported by the firm tannins of the Tinta Roriz and the elegance of the Alfrocheiro.
Goes well with: Stewed partridge with chestnuts and carrots, boeuf bourguinon, oxtail stew.
Serving Temperature: 16ºC - 18ºC
Tasting Notes: Touriga Nacional from Quinta da Teixuga, Tinta Roriz and Alfrocheiro from Quinta do Barrocal, both estates belonging to the family, constituting a batch which is an homage to the family and their dedication to wine.
Evaluation
Icon classification 3e51d3d9ed15536209cb9d7118873a31deae54c93b16126273d93c69d22efe76 Classification: 17 pts - Vinho Grandes Escolhas magazine; 17 pts - Revista de Vinhos magazine