One of the more common indigenous varieties in Southern Portugal, characterized by fruit, and mellow tannins.
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% Trincadeira 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 8 months in used French (90%) and American (10%) oak barrels. Bottled at the estate in July 2017.
Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: 100% Trincadeira
Sustainable Viticulture: Proteção Integrada
Total Acids: 5.6
Final pH: 3.39
Total Sugar: 0.6
Barrel ageing: 8 months in FO (90%) and AO (10%)
Grown, produced and bottled on the family estate.
Available in bottles of 75cl for online shopping
16.5 – Jancis Robinson
2015 Vintage – Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge 2019
2013 Vintage – Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge 2015
2004 Vintage – Trophy Prestige – Citadelles du Vin – Bordeaux 2006
2004 Vintage – Silver Medal – Mundus Vini – Germany 2007
2003 Vintage – Silver Medal (BEST IN CLASS) – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition;
2003 Vintage – Silver Medal – Concours Mondial du Vin;
2003 Vintage – Silver Medal – Mundus Vini