Impar 2011 Red

Sourced from the Boa Vista vineyard near Alter do Chão. The wines from this vineyard were famous in the 19th century but with the coming of the Phylloxera it became defunct. With its replanting 20 years ago, we have seen a resurgence of its quality potential. 

Ancient gravel mixed with limestone soil, at 400M altitude. 

Made from selected handpicked fruit of the four varieties, then vinified separately. After a prolonged maceration, the four varieties were aged in 16 new oak barrels for 30 months then blended. The resulting in a wine of great depth and character for ageing. 

 

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€65.00

Properties

Characteristics
Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Terras de Alter
Brand: Impar
Region: Alentejo
Type: Red
Vintage: 2011
Alcoholic Level: 15,5%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: 25% Trincadeira, 25% Tinta Caiada, 25% Aragonez and 25% Alicante Bouschet
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Peter Bright
Format: 75cl
Tasting
Colour: Strong dark center
Goes well with: Roast meat, saltimbocca, runny Nisa cheese
Tasting Notes: Complex bouquet, floral, mocha, prune, tar (coal) and ants (formic). Intense lingering flavours with full ripe tannins. 10-15 years ageing potential.
Evaluation
Evaluation: 90, RP