Very concentrated, with balsamic oak notes, fig and black plum aromas, tobacco.Taste:
Full bodied, firm, mature and silky tannins. Mineral notes and a very elegant, persistent and complex finish.
Part of the grapes underwent the traditional process of foot-treading in granite “lagares”. The remaining grapes were vinified in 5-ton stainless steel vats, with controlled temperature and periodical remontage.Varieties:
Old vines, more than one hundred years old: 45 grape varieties with a predominance of Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca.Ageing:
After the malolactic fermentation all the wines were racked into French oak barriques where they stayed for 18 months. 60% new barrels and 40% used barrels.
Francisco Olazabal & Francisco Ferreira