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Duorum Vintage Vinha de Castelo Melhor 2009

Deep red colour with dense violet tones. Intense and elegant aroma dominated by ripe black fruits like blackberries, prune and cassis, also showing balsamic aromas of "esteva", resin, cedar and exotic wood. Full bodied with great structure, well balanced acidity, with firm ripe and well integrated tannins. These characteristics
make for a very persistent, harmonious and elegant finish. A wine with great ageing potential.

Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Sousão, Tinta Roriz
Region: Douro
Alcohol: 20% vol
Total acidity: 5 g/l tartaric acid
Residual sugar: 94,5 g/l
Denomination: VLQPRD
Soil: Schist
Harvest: By hand to small cases of 20 kg
Vinification: Pre-fermentative maceration at controlled temperature of 10-12ºC. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel lagares (troughs) with robotized treading at controlled temperature not exceeding 30ºC, in order to obtain the greatest extraction possible of skins constituents. The aromatic intensity and elegance originate from the grape varieties Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional, as well as from many other noble varieties originating from centenary Douro vineyards. Tinta Roriz and Souzão grape v
Ageing: Maturation/Elevage in oak barrels. Racking, analysis and regular tastings take place during this period in order to follow closely the evolution of the wine and define the final blend.
  • Wine Enthusiast

    90/100 points - December 2011
  • Revista de Vinhos

    17,5/20 Points - April 2012
  • Wine Spectator

    92/100 Points - September 2012
  • Vinhos de Portugal 2011- João Paulo Martins

    17,5/20 Points - 2010
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