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Duorum Vintage Vinha de Castelo Melhor 2012

Deep red colour with dense violet tones. Intense and elegant aroma dominated by ripe black fruits like blackberries, prune and blackcurrant, also showing balsamic aromas of "esteva" and resin. 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, Tinta Roriz, Sousão
Region: Douro
Alcohol: 20 % vol.
Total acidity: 4,5 g/l (tartaric acid)
Residual sugar: 100 g/l
Denomination: DO PORTO
Soil: Schist
Harvest: By hand to small cases of 15 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 skin 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 varieties give an important contribution to structure, concentration and persistence. In order to enhance the quality and the desired wine profile, a strict selection of spirits has taken place and marks the difference through its organoleptic elegance. The various aromas together with the strong extraction have originated the intensity and elegance of a Vintage wine.
Ageing: Maturation/”élevage” 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

    91/100 Points - October 2016
  • Revista de Vinhos - Tasting Panel

    17,5/20 Points (Best Buy) - March 2016
  • Guia João Paulo Martins 2018

    17/20 Points - September 2017
  • Vinhos de Portugal 2016 - João Paulo Martins

    17/20 Points - 2015
  • eRobert Parker - Wine Advocate

    93/100 Points - December 2015
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