Vinha Centenária Reserva 2010 (Magnum) Red

As the name suggests, it was intended to make a wine where the quality of grapes from a very old vineyard, about 100 years old, was exalted, and the excellence of the terroir of Freixo de Numão - one of the best Douro wines for table wines - thanks to its high altitude.

In the good way of the old viticulture, the old vineyard where the grapes were harvested, many grapes have been planted, some of which are known to the men of advanced age of the region. Among others, there are the Cornifesto, Bastardo, Casculho, Tourigo, Tinta Raiz ...

The technology is very simple, respecting the venerable age of the old vineyard. The only modern concession was the stainless steel vats, where it was fermented, and the selected yeasts with which the fermentation was conducted. Until the press where the bagasse was squeezed was moved arm strength.
After fermentation and the first racking, the wine was placed in French oak barrels, where it rested, stabilized and increased for eight months. After that, he retired to a stainless steel vat, where he stayed for about a year, to spend another winter on top of it before the bottling. This occurred in September 2011, after a slight glue and fine filtration. It was not treated by the cold and can therefore form a slight precipitate over time, which in no way detracts from the quality of the wine.

Analytical Parameters
Alcohol by volume: 13.7% vol.
Total acidity: 5,10 g/dm3 (tartaric acid)
Acidity volatile: 0.50 g/dm3 (acetic acid)
PH: 3.50

The wine is ready to drink, especially for those who enjoy young wines. However, it will improve greatly with bottle time, worth saving some to keep pace with its evolution. Of course it will bring many joys. Given its characteristics, and clearly a celebration and for the great moments of life.


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Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Dona Berta
Brand: Dona Berta Reserva Vinha Centenária
Region: Douro
Type: Red
Vintage: 2010
Alcoholic Level: 13.7%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Cornifesto, Bastardo, Casculho, Tourigo, Tinta Raiz
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Virgilio Loureiro
Format: Magnum (1.5l)
Colour: It has a medium ruby color and a good depth.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: The aroma is rich, somewhat discreet at first, with notes of wild berries, remembering the blueberries, dried vegetable, wet earth and vanilla of the oak.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: In the mouth is balanced and elegant, associating to the richness of tannins and some minerality, a high acidity and alcohol content. The end is triumphant, leaving good memories.
Serving Temperature: 16ºC
Evaluation: 90, RP
Icon classification 3e51d3d9ed15536209cb9d7118873a31deae54c93b16126273d93c69d22efe76 Classification: 17 Points by Grandes Escolhas & Silver Medal at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013.