REGION | Porto and Douro
TYPE | Red
CASTES – Sousão, Touriga Nacional and Old Vineyards
Motto: Wines created in the family, by the couple Joana Pratas and João Nápoles
de Carvalho, with the involvement of his children, Teresa and António PNC
Location: Casa da Esteira, Boats, Tabuaço
Region: Douro Sub-region: Cima Corgo
Classification: Denomination of Controlled Origin DOC Douro • Portugal
Vineyards: Vinha da Casa (Old Vineyards) • Planted in 1977 • Shale soil •
490 meters high
João Vineyard (Touriga Nacional) • Planted in 2003 • Shale soil • 470
meters of altitude
Encosta Vineyard (Sousão) • Planted in 1998 • Shale soil • 520 meters
Upon arrival at the winery, a second choice of grapes is made. After
destemmed, they go to the traditional granite mills, where
alcoholic fermentation takes place. Foot treading, done for 7/8 days,
allows a better control of the maceration and extraction of the grape. Intends
creating a red from the Douro, but without underestimating the elegance and
character of the vines that give rise to it. From the mill passes to stainless steel vats
where the malolactic fermentation takes place.
The wine ages in French oak barrels – 225 liters and used –
for 12 months.
In color, it is a ruby red.
On the nose, it is intense and dominated by black fruits, spices and cocoa.
In the mouth, it is fruity, complex, with slight balsamic sensations and
vanilla. It is a red with soft and velvety tannins, accompanied by
with a freshness that impresses throughout the tasting. Long aftertaste.