Caves Sao Joao 1996 'Poco do Lobo' Tinto, Bairrada DOC

Caves Sao Joao 1996 'Poco do Lobo' Tinto, Bairrada DOC

Item Number: 13701

UPC: 5-601831203001

Country: Portugal
Region: Bairrada
Sub Region: Bairrada
Appellation/AVA: Bairrada DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 1996
Grape(s): 90% Baga / 5% Castelao / 5% Moreto
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Soil Type: Clay
Elevation: 164 feet
Case Production: 2,500

This is an opportunity to taste a perfectly aged, mature Bairrada, showcasing the capacity for longevity that this region is known for. A library release from the winery itself, with the bottles kept in pristine condition for decades, these wines show a complexity that cannot be derived in any other way.

Terroir Notes: The fruit for the Poco do Lobo is harvested from vineyards in Bairrada. The region has a mild, maritime climate with abundant rainfall, which can make the rot-prone Baga a difficult variety to grow.

Winemaking Notes: Open top fermentation occurs with extended skin contact. The wine is aged for 24 months in cement tanks.

Tasting Notes: Intense tannins and fresh acidity give this wine incredible structure and propensity to age.