Antonio Madeira 2016 Vinhas Velhas Tinto, Dao DOP

Antonio Madeira 2016 Vinhas Velhas Tinto, Dao DOP

Item Number: 15375

UPC: None

Country: Portugal
Region: Dao
Sub Region: Dao
Appellation/AVA: Dao DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): Red Blend
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
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.