Reserva Vinhas Velhas 2015


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This wine is an old-vine field blend up to 100 years old consisting mainly of Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca with small quantities of Tinta Roriz and Sousão. The grapes are sourced from the Cima Corgo and  Douro Superior sub-regions, which offer exceptional terroir and a range of elevations and vineyard characteristics. The grapes are harvested from September to October and undergo a cold maceration in lagares for two to three days. The wine is aged approximately 12 to 18 months in French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Deep red color, with an intense aroma dominated by ripe fruits, like blackberries and currants, and wild flowers, such as violet. Subtle notes of spice and exotic wood result from aging in barrique. This aromatic complexity will only increase with time. Full bodied, with a well balanced acidity and firm, ripe tannins. These characteristics make this Reserva a powerful wine with a persistent finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with roasted pork dishes, aged salumi, and chorizo.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
The Quinta Castelo Melhor and Quinta do Custódio vineyards
Vineyard size:
375 acres
Soil composition:
Training method:
Guyot and Royat cord unilateral
495-1,650 feet
1.2 tons
Northern / Northeastern
Harvest time:
First vintage of this wine:
Bottles produced of this wine:
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
45% Touriga Nacional, 45% Touriga Franca, 5% Tinta Roriz, and 5% Sousão
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
6-9 days
Fermentation temperature:
82 °F
Maceration technique:
Racking and Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
5 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Type of aging container:
Barriques and Barrels
Size of aging container:
225 L and 300 L
Age of aging container:
New-One year
Type of oak:
Length of aging before bottling:
12-18 months
Length of bottle aging:
6 months

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