O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2016
An elegant and delicate wine, with notes of resin and caruma and cassis. In the mouth it is dry, alive and with a light toast. Very herbal and balsamic. It is a saline wine, full of complexity and freshness.
Limited to existing stock. If the wine you have purchased runs out of stock, we will contact you to suggest a different wine, or to return the amount paid. Wine promotions cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons. Castes and soils: An original bet in a classic French caste, planted in half-slope, in clay-limestone soils, about 5 km from the Atlantic Coast and at an average altitude of 90 m. Climate: Strong Atlantic influence, with summers of moderate temperatures. The presence of the Serra de Sintra, leads to the formation of fog and the maintenance of high relative humidity. VINIFICATION Harvest at the end of September. This wine comes from a careful vinification by the classic process of “tanning”, with partial desengace. The resulting must was fermented in stainless steel tanks with temperature control (26-28 ° C) for 12 days. 40% of the batch was aged in French oak barrels for 16 months in the mythical Regional Wine Cellar of Colares.
Like a life, a wine is also the visible result of an infinity of events. It is a living work, never finished, always evolving. This is how the wines were born in Quinta da Azenha in Colares, in the vineyards of the Osorio family of Vasconcelos Jardim Gonçalves. This is a family project, fruit of the desire to give continuity to the memory of generations producing wine with roots in Madeira and Douro. And that now extends to the millennial region of Colares, one of the oldest in Portugal, whose origin goes back to 1255, when D. Afonso III started the first vines from France. Cultivated in the recovery of the Sintra mountain range, the Pinot Noir and Merlot castes find a microclimate protected from the Atlantic winds, with dewy mornings and mist-tempered summers. Planted in “hard ground” soil, they are harvested separately and the grapes are carefully vinified by the classic “tanning” process. The stage is followed in small oak barrels in the mythical Colares Cooperative Winery. The result is dry, delicate wines with salty notes. Full of complexity and freshness, with great potential for bottle aging. An elegant invitation to celebrate, enjoy or simply contemplate on a multitude of occasions.