Antonio Madeira 2019 Vinhas Velhas Tinto, Dao DOP
Item Number: 18991
Sub Region: Dao
Appellation/AVA: Dao DOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Jean / Baga / Tinta Amarela / Negro Mouro / others
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Granitic
Elevation: 500 meters
Case Production: 500 cases
Vineyard Notes: Grapes come from 6 hectares of organically farmed, granitic vineyards planted between 1919-1969. The vineyards contain a field blend of about 20 indigenous varities, including Jean, Baga, Tinta Amarela and Negro Mouro.
Winemaking Notes: Harvest is by hand. Spontaneous fermentation occurs in open vats. The pressed grapes age in used French oak where malolactic fermentation occurs naturally. The wine ages for 18 months in used French oak and 3 months in stainless steel. It is bottled unfined and unfiltered and with very minimal SO2 added at the time of bottling.
Tasting Notes: The Vinhas Velhas Tinto is elegant and minerality with balanced acidity. On the palate, you can expect flavors of dark fruits, spices, and herbal notes, with a persistent finish.