Antonio Madeira 2016 Vinhas Velhas Tinto, Dao DOP
Item Number: 15375
Sub Region: Dao
Appellation/AVA: Dao DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): Red Blend
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Vine Age: 50-100 years old
Winemaking Notes: This wine is made from many indigenous varieties including Tinta Pinheira, Negro Mouro, Tinta Amarela, Baga, and more. It is a field blend that is co-fermented together using indigenous yeast in open vats. The wine ages for about 18 months in neutral French barrels. Only a small amount of sulfites are added.
Tasting Notes: This is a complex red wine showing great intensity and elegance. Red fruit like raspberry mixes with a mineral, granite rock character; hints of pine and forest floor show up as well in the glass. There is a nice balance between structure and acidity. 2015 is a brilliant offering from António Madeira, Dão's rising star.