Units in box: 6 x 0.75 l | 1 x 1.5 l
Region: Porto and Douro
2009 was a very fresh year until the beginning of August. A good amount of water in the soil and a cold weather, unusual in the Douro Valley, was leading us to a long maturation season. But incredible high temperatures, from 12th of August onwards, resulted in a very fast maturation process all over the region without any shrivel berry. Harvest started earlier, in the beginning of September.
After hand sorting, the grapes were total destemmed and quickly pressed during the night. The juice was decanted for 24 hours. Fermentation took place in small stainless steel tanks with fine lees for more than four months; malolactic fermentation was blocked after alcoholic fermentation.
The wine was bottled in the second week of May.