Red Reserva 2008

A wine produced from traditional Douro grape varieties – Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca – grown on old vines (30-40% of the grapes), reflecting all the character of the low-altitude Baixo Corgo  sub-region, with its consistent quality year-on-year. A wine with bottle-aging potential, the perfect foil to sophisticated dishes.

At their ideal point of maturity, grapes were manually harvested, destemmed and submitted to prolonged fermentation on skins in stainless-steel vats. Following fermentation, the wine was matured in French-oak barrels for a period of 15 months. The wine continued to mature in bottle for several months before its release. 10,000 bottles were produced in total.

With a bright ruby hue, the wine has an intense aroma, combining fresh fruit with more mature aromas and subtle hints of vanilla, coconut and chocolate, characteristic of its ageing in wood, conferring the wine some complexity. In the mouth, its body is well balanced by its acidity and alcohol, providing a fine accompaniment to well-seasoned red meat dishes.

Chemical analysis
Alcoholic content: 14.3 % (v/v)
Volatile acidity: 0.72 g/dm3
Total acidity: 4.91 g/dm3
pH: 3.69

Professor Virgílio Loureiro

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