One of the ‘noble’ Bordeaux varieties. A late ripener, it is better suited for warmer climates, like Alentejo, where it can reach a good maturity, resulting in wines of intense concentration and color, strong tannins and aromatic complexity
2016 vintage was marked by atypical weather. A warm and dry winter preceded a cold, wet spring. Summer was hot and dry, allowing for undisturbed ripening.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon grown sustainably on the ancient clay over limestone soils in own vineyards surrounding our estate in Vidigueira.
This single parcel was harvested separately according to ripeness. The fruit was destemmed and gently crushed, following fermentation under temperature control for 2 weeks in stainless steel tanks, with gentle punchdowns, pumpovers and delestage. The wine matured for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Our Winemaker´s comments
Displaying characteristic aromas of mint, bell pepper and blackcurrant. It is elegant and intensely flavoured with sweet fruit and well structured and well integrated grainy tannins.
Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Sustainable Viticulture: Proteção Integrada
Total Acids: 5.5
Final pH: 3.64
Total Sugar: 0.4
Barrel ageing: 12 months in French Oak
Grown, produced and bottled on the family estate.
Available in bottles of 75cl and 1,5L for online shopping
89 – Wine Spectator
16,5 – Jancis Robinson
2013 Vintage – Gold Medal – Mundus Vini 2016
2013 Vintage – Silver Medal – Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2016
2013 Vintage – Silver Medal – Vinalies Internationales 2016
2013 Vintage – 90 – Wine Wine Enthusiast