Cherry, plum, herbs and dried fruit on the nose. Rustic, soft wine with subtle tannins and beautiful fruit. Long and elegant aftertaste.
Try with beef steak, a meaty pasta dish or a stew with oriental spices.
Grapes - Trincadeira, Aragonês and Tinta Grossa
Vineyards location - Parish of Vila Alva, Alentejo southern Portugal.
Average vineyard age - 30 years
Soil type - shale / granite, low fertility
Average productivity - 4 tons/ha
Harvest - manual, with low capacity recipients
Process of wine making - total destemming and slight crushing. Fermented for two months in clay Talhas (clay amphora, localy known as Tareco), without temperature
control and with indigenous yeasts.
Produced quantyity - 1650 bottles
Alc - 13%
Winemaker: XXVI Talhas (Mestre Daniel).
"Adega Mestre Daniel is the cellar of Daniel Parreira's grandfather. Daniel is a civil engineer based in Lisbon, but he grew up in the village of Vila Alva, which once boasted some 70 cellars. Daniel decided to restore the family cellar, which still has its 26 original talhas (some over 100 years old). He recruited childhood friend and winemaker Ricardo Santos to provide the winemaking skills. Their first vintage together was 2018. The wines are exceptionally precise and pure". Simon J Woolf, Amber Revolution, second edition.