Quinta do Avelar Vinhas Velhas 2016 Red


Quinta do Avelar is one of the oldest producers of IG Lisboa wine.

Its lands extend through the famous "Caeiras", the half-slopes and valleys of clay-calcareous soils that constitute a terroir of excellence.

With an age of more than 80 years, our vineyard has the maturity to create a great red wine of the oldest varieties of the region of Lisbon, such as the Aragonez, the Camarate (Castelão Nacional) Castelão, the Trincadeira, the Tinta Miúda and others.

The yields obtained are naturally low (about 3 ton / ha) reaching full maturation at the end of September.


The grapes, carefully selected in the vine, are harvested by hand and immediately transported to the winery.

On arrival, the grapes are stalked. The fermentation takes place in small stainless steel vats, with controlled temperature, and the maceration made by the reassembly process.

After fermentation, during their fifteen-month stint, in used half-barrels of French oak, the wines are carefully accompanied and proven to decide the best combination of the final batch.


Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Total Acidity: 4.6 g/l
Residual sugar: <4 g/l
pH: 3.91


This wine was part of the BLINDBOX#35 

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Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Quinta do Avelar
Brand: Quinta do Avelar
Region: Lisboa
Type: Red
Vintage: 2016
Alcoholic Level: 13,5%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Aragonez, Camarate, Castelão, Trincadeira, Tinta Miúda
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Mário Andrade
Format: 75cl
Colour: Deep ruby ​​color wine.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: In the nose, the mineral aromas, jelly and cassis dominate the set, accompanied by soft spice notes.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: In the mouth it is elegant but well structured and with great final persistence.
Goes well with: Accompany well with meat, game and soft cheese.
Evaluation: 17 Points by Revista de Vinhos