Quinta da Côrte

Duoro,

Grande Reserva, Duoro DOC – 2016

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  • Introduction

    • Grande Reserva is a perfect symphony of matured vines, polished growing techniques and respect of tradition. The bouquet displays clean-cut aromas of fresh red and black berries, black currant and liquorice. Refined and elegant, it displays good volume and a long, sleek finish which shows off the great minerality of this red wine. Intended to age gracefully for up to 10 years.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vine Age: 60 years old
    • Soil: Terrace vineyard with Schist soils
  • Vintage Report

    • Ripening was slow and sometimes difficult due to cold temperatures and spring rains, but August and September allowed the grapes to reach a good level of phenolic ripeness. A late vintage which favored the dry wines.

  • Vinification

    • After sorting on the vine and on tables, the grapes are destemmed and gravity-fed into small containers. After 3 weeks’ maceration and light punching-down, malolactic fermentation is carried out in vats before the juice goes into casks.

    • Aging: 12-months in small (225-litre) and large (500-litre) format oak casks, 15% new wood
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 70% Touriga Franca, 30% Touriga Nacional
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • Optimum Drinking: 10 years
  • Tasting Notes

    • A fine example of what Touriga Franca can produce in good schist terroirs, this blend has good body, clean-cut aromas of fresh red and black fruits and mineral notes. Refined and elegant, it displays good volume and a long, sleek finish which shows off the great minerality of this wine.