TEIXUGA ENCRUZADO - EXCLUSIVE BATCH | DÃO DOP 2016
Grape varietal: Mostly Encruzado, dotted with other grape varieties from
Vineyards : Old vines from Quinta da Teixuga.
Vinification : Made from grapes from the Quinta's old vines from Teixuga, with a predominance of the Encruzado variety, this wine fermented in a first stage in stainless steel vats, subject to temperature control, ending the fermentation in new 300 liter French oak barrels, where it aged for another 19 months. During the internship, “bâtonnage” was carried out periodically, in order to obtain the optimal integration of the
wine with wood. After bottling, this wine aged for another 12 months in the bottle.
Thus, given the particular conditions of the stage and the characteristics that are so typical of the variety Encruzado, this is a wine with great aging capacity.
Internship : 19 months in 300L French oak barrels with periodic bâtonnage. After bottling, it aged for another 12 months.
Tasting notes :
Color: straw yellow
Aroma: Great intensity, revealing aromatic complexity that is due to the particularities internship conditions. The superior integration of aromas from the oak stands out. French where he trained.
Mouth: Intense, voluminous attack, revealing a lively but very integrated acidity.
The ending is long and memorable.
harmonizes with Roasted kid, baked cod, soft cheese.