Vinha Centenária Reserva 2012 Red

The technology is very simple, respecting the venerable age of the old vine. The only concession to modernity was the stainless steel vats, where it fermented, and the selected yeasts with which fermentation was conducted. Even the press where the bagasse was squeezed was moved by force of arms. After fermentation and the first racking, the wine was placed in French oak barrels, where it rested, stabilized and refined for eight months. After that, he retired to a stainless steel vat, where he stayed for about a year, so that he could spend another winter, before bottling. This occurred in September 2015, 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.
The wine is ready to drink, especially for those who appreciate young wines. However, it will improve a lot with the bottle time, so it is worth saving some to keep up with its evolution. It will certainly provide many joys. Given its characteristics, it is clearly a celebration wine and for great moments in life.
Analytical Parameters
Alcohol by volume: 13.51% vol.
Total acidity: 5,10 g/dm3 (tartaric acid)
Acidity volatile: 0.80 g/dm3 (acetic acid)
PH: 3.85


Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Dona Berta
Brand: Dona Berta
Region: Douro
Type: Red
Vintage: 2012
Alcoholic Level: 13,51%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Old Vines, Cornifesto, Bastardo, Casculho, Tourigo, Tinta Raiz
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Virgilio Loureiro
Format: 75cl
Colour: It presents a medium ruby ​​color and a good depth.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: The aroma is rich, somewhat discreet at first, with hints of wild fruits, reminiscent of blueberries, dry vegetables, wet earth and oak vanilla.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: In the mouth it is balanced and elegant, associated with the richness of tannins, and some minerality with a high acidity and alcohol content. The ending is triumphant, leaving good memories.
Evaluation: 18, JPM