Reserva Sousão 2015 Red

As the name suggests, it was intended to make a varietal wine where the character of the variety was praised when grown at altitude, as in the region of Freixo de Numão.

Sousão is one of the most cultivated red grape varieties in Portugal. It has the Northwest of the country, where it is known as Vinhão, generously generates and gives rise to the best red greens from Minho, especially from the Basto and Amarante area. In the Douro, it originates wines of a style very different from the greens, but with an unmistakable character - red color, aroma with vegetal notes, great freshness in the mouth, enormous concentration of tannins and, of course, excellent alcohol content.

The technology is the classic of tanning red, where care is taken not to exaggerate the maceration time. After fermentation and the first racking, the wine was placed in French oak barrels, where it rested, stabilized and rounded for several months. After that, he retired to a stainless steel vat, where he stayed for about a year, so that he could spend another winter on top, before bottling. This occurred in September 2013, after a slight bonding and fine filtration. It was not treated by the cold and may therefore form a slight precipitate over time, which in no way affects the quality of the wine.

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Total acidity: 5.3 g/dm3 (tartaric acid)
Volatile acidity: 0.60 g/
dm3 (acetic acid)
pH: 3.40


Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Dona Berta
Brand: Dona Berta
Region: Douro
Type: Red
Vintage: 2015
Alcoholic Level: 13,5%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Sousão
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Virgilio Loureiro
Format: 75cl
Colour: It is red in color, being virtually opaque to light rays.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: The aroma, at first, is discreet with slight notes of fruit and without the vegetable character, typical of the grape when it ripens poorly.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: In the mouth, it leaves no one indifferent, thanks to its good acidity, enormous concentration of soft tannins and some minerality. It is ready to drink, but it will benefit a lot from some bottle time.
Goes well with: Nothing better than a lamprey à bordalesa, a cock of cabidela or a good chanfana to see it shine and make us happy.
Serving Temperature: Serve at about 15ºC and proceed to decanting, given the possibility of having a slight sediment at the bottom of the bottle.
Icon awards 0b2e1fc46a580be105fbbfe77df78f260843d877887ea25ecfe1b3dc8bf39830 Awards: Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles