Units in box: 12 x 0.375 l | 6 x 0.75 l
Region: Porto and Douro
2010 was uncommonly wet during winter and early spring, with heavy rains during these months. As a consequence the yields were high and we had to deal with a strong disease pressure on the vineyard.
The maturation period was very hot and dry, but fortunately, light rain in the first days of September helped, especially on the older and high altitude vineyards, contributing to a balanced maturation. The grapes were cut on the first days of September.
After cooled truck transportation the grapes were pressed right away after arriving to the winery, at low temperature, without any maceration. The juice was decanted for 24 hours; fermentation took place in small stainless steel tanks with fine lees for more than four months. 10% of the wine was fermented in large old wood barrels and the malolactic fermentation was blocked after alcoholic fermentation. The wine was bottled in the first week of June.