O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2018
Clear in appearance, it has an intense ruby color. Concentrated in the mouth, it has characteristics of ripe berries and a good structure of soft tannins that will allow you a good evolution in bottle.
Vinification: The grapes were harvested overnight to avoid high temperatures. The fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel vats and intense maceration. Aging: The wine aged 6 months in second and third year French and American oak barrels. The wine was filtered and bottled young to keep the character clear and fresh.
Luis Duarte Vinhos
Founded in 2007, Luis Duarte Vinhos is a family business run by winemaker Luis Duarte and his wife, Dora Simões. It is headquartered on the Monte do Carrapatelo estate, located in the Reguengos de Monsaraz wine subregion in the Alentejo, south of Portugal. With 10 hectares of vineyards, the property enjoys a continental Mediterranean climate, characterized by very hot and dry summers, but with remarkable daily thermal amplitude, which promotes the retention of acids in the grapes, in addition to the development of aromas. Winters are cold and severe and it is this season of the year that most of the rainfall is concentrated. The soils are predominantly slimey, ensuring good water retention, which is fundamental for vines during the summer months. All viticulture is governed by sustainable practices, with cultural interventions carefully adapted to each grape variety and each plot. All vineyards were planted in 2004.
Monte do Carrapatelo – Apartado 108 7200 – 999 Reguengos de Monsaraz